India observes 14 February as Black Day because on this day the terror attack of Pulwama happened. India will not forget this wound given by the terrorists. This attack enraged every Indian and everyone wanted justice to the martyrs. The team of EncycloIndia, Salutes the Pride and Valor of our Martyred Soldiers and also have the condolences for the family of the martyrs. In this article you will read about the Cowardly Pulwama Attack.
On 14 February 2019, a convoy of 78 vehicles. They were transporting more than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel from Jammu to Srinagar. They were traveling on National Highway 44. The convoy had left Jammu around 03:30. They were carrying a large number of personnel due to the highway having been shut down for two days prior. The convoy was scheduled to reach its destination before sunset.
At Lethpora near Awantipora, around 15:15, a bus carrying security personnel was rammed by a car carrying explosives. It caused a blast which killed 40 CRPF personnel of the 76th Battalion and injured many others. The injured were moved to the army base hospital in Srinagar.
Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack. They also released a video of the assailant Adil Ahmad Dar, a 22-year-old from Kakapora who had joined the group a year earlier. Dar’s family had last seen him in March 2018, when he left his house on a bicycle one day and never returned. Pakistan denied any involvement, though Jaish-e-Mohammed’s leader, Masood Azhar, is known to operate in Pakistan.
It is the deadliest terror attack on India’s state security personnel in Kashmir since 1989.
Balakot Airstrike after Pulwama Attack
In response to the Pulwama Attack, India conducted Balakot Air Strike. On 26 February, twelve Mirage 2000 jets of the Indian Air Force crossed the Line of Control and dropped bombs into Balakot, Pakistan. India claimed that it attacked a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp and killed a large number of terrorists, reported to be between 300 and 350. Pakistan claimed that they quickly scrambled jets to intercept the IAF jets, who dropped their payloads to quickly return over the Line of Control.
Every country condemned the terrorist attack. The US asked Pakistan to stop sheltering terrorists and urged it to cooperate with the investigation and punish those responsible. The United Nation secretary General also condemned the terrorist attack. China and Turkey also defended Pakistan’s efforts to fight terrorism. China placed a temporary block on a UN Security Council resolution following the attack, which was backed by all other permanent members of the council, to designate JeM leader Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi met with India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and referring to both the 2019 Pulwama attack and the 2019 Khash–Zahedan suicide bombing, he stated that Iran and India would work together to prevent future attacks.
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