The memorial of CRPF personnel who sacrifice their life in Pulwama attack

Pulwama: ADGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar pays tribute at the memorial during a ceremony to mark the fourth anniversary of the Pulwama attack at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Lethpora in Pulwama district of Kashmir on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday paid homage to the CRPF personnel killed in the 2019 terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama and said the entire nation stands firmly with their families. In a tweet in Hindi, Singh said the country salutes their courage and supreme sacrifice.

"I pay my tribute to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the terrorist attack at Pulwama in the year 2019. This country salutes the courage and sacrifice made by these soldiers who got martyred. The entire nation stands firmly with their families," Singh tweeted.

Over 40 soldiers had made the supreme sacrifice after a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into the CRPF convoy.

In a retaliatory attack, the Indian Air Force targeted terror camps in Balakot in Pakistan.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers.

"Homage to our courageous Jawans who laid down their lives this day in Pulwama in 2019. We pay tribute by maintaining our vigil and countering cross-border terrorism," he said.