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Pulwama attack anniversary: PM Modi, national leaders pay tribute to CRPF personnel who lost their lives

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other national leaders paid tribute to the soldiers who died in the Pulwama terror attack in February last year.

Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed when their convoy was attacked by the suicide bomber of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group in Pulwama district on February 14.

“Tributes to the brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack last year. They were exceptional individuals who devoted their lives to serving and protecting our nation. India will never forget their martyrdom,” PM Modi tweeted.

I pay homage to the martyrs of Pulwama attack. India will forever be grateful of our bravehearts and their families who made supreme sacrifice for the sovereignty and integrity of our motherland,” tweeted Home Minister Amit Shah.

“A soulful tribute to the soldiers who were martyred on this day in the terrorist attack in Pulwama,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a dig at the BJP government asking who benefited from the attacks.

A memorial to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack, was inaugurated at the Lethpora camp today. The names and pictures of the of all the 40 personnel part of the memorial along with the moto of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) — ‘Seva and Nishtha’ (Service and Loyalty).

Umesh Gopinath Jadhav, who took a 61000 km long journey across India to meet families of the 40 jawans who lost their lives in attack, is the special guest at the wreath-laying ceremony at CRPF campus in Kashmir’s Lethpora.

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