Remembering our soldiers who protect our country and allow us to live in peace! Their passion and sacrifice are unsurpassed in the world!
We pray for the soldiers who gave their lives in the service of the country during the 14th February 2019 Pulwama incident with a heavy heart. May God bless them and keep them safe!
Even though it's been three years, the memories are still fresh. The nation was stunned, but it drew strength from the 40 jawans who died in the attack in Pulwama. They never perished; they live on in every Indian's heart.
Valentine's Day is celebrated all around the world on February 14, however, in India's history, February 14 is associated with a tragic incident in Jammu and Kashmir. Two years ago, terrorists carried out a brutal attack on the country's security forces. CRPF jawans were martyred in this incident, while several others were critically injured.
In reality, in the state's Pulwama area, a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist struck a bus carrying CRPF soldiers with an explosives-laden vehicle. There was a huge explosion after the accident, and the disfigured remains of CRPF troops traveling by bus were scattered on the ground.
The attackers, Adil ahmed, Qari Yasir, Sajjad Bhatt, Umar Farooq, Mudasir Ahmed Khan, and others, have all been killed. In addition, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) played a vital role. In August 2020, the NIA submitted a thirteen-and-a-half-thousand-page charge sheet in connection with the Pulwama incident. This includes the names of 19 defendants, six of whom have since deceased. In different actions, these six terrorists were slain.
According to the NIA's charge sheet, the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed conspired and carried out the Pulwama attack with the help of Pakistani government agencies, particularly the ISI. Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar and his two brothers, Rauf Asghar Masood and Maulana Ammar Ali, are at the top of the list of the 13 living accused identified in the charge sheet. In obtaining evidence, the FBI, an American agency, was also used.
The charge sheet names Masood Azhar as the chief conspirator. Masood Azhar is the first person named in the charge sheet for carrying out a major terrorist assault in Pulwama, Kashmir, with the support of Pakistan and its intelligence agencies. Rauf Asghar and Ammar Alvi, two of Masood Azhar's brothers, brainwashed Kashmir-based militants to become suicide bombers.
During the Indian Air Force's raid on a terrorist training camp in Balakot, Pakistan, Ammar Alvi, also known as Chacha, managed to escape. This strike, on the other hand, shattered the back of Jaish-e-Mohammed. Maulana Ammar Alvi himself made this confession. Ammar Alvi was a key figure in the Pulwama attack, according to the NIA. It sits in the Jaish headquarters in Pakistan, where it trains terrorists.
Terrorists had left the task of building the IED and placing it into the car to the accused Shakir Bashir. Shakir owns a furniture store in Pulwama's Lethipora. He maintained a watch on the CRPF convoy and relayed real-time intelligence to the terrorists.
On the orders of Jaish commanders in Pakistan, Iqbal Rather, a native of Budgam in Kashmir, infiltrated roughly 22 terrorists from the Jammu Kathua-Samba border. Iqbal Rather admitted to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that he used the night to infiltrate terrorists.
Following the incident, soldiers from Jammu and Kashmir worked together to clear out the terrorists. In the last two years in Jammu and Kashmir, the CRPF claimed to have killed 375 militants in this operation.
To exact vengeance, India struck the Jaish camp in Balakot, Pakistan, in just 12 days. Let's look at the whole story following the Pulwama incident. The CCS meeting was conducted on the 14th of February, one day after the terrorist assault had occurred. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was presented with alternatives for retaliating against Pakistan during this discussion.
After the location was determined, all of the agencies began collecting data. RAW, IB began looking for credible evidence of Jaish's whereabouts. Despite the fact that the Air Force played a key part in the attack, the Army was also placed on high alert. The jawans were on high alert, especially in the sector near the LoC.
The Indian Air Force destroyed the Jaish-e-Mohammed hideouts at Balakot during its operation. Hundreds of terrorists are said to have died as a result of the strike. PM Modi met with senior officers in South Block shortly after the attack.