3 Years of Pulwama Attack – A Heart Wrenching Day

3 years of Pulwama Attack

The security of a Nation is the duty of Soldiers and no doubt a soldier is not afraid to even sacrifice his life for National Security. But the problem is that sometimes a lot of injustice is done to the soldiers. Many more times Indian Security Forces were attacked and lots of casualties were there.

The most remembered of this kind of attack is Pulwama Attack 2019. On the completion of 3 years of this tragic incident of the Pulwama attack on 14th February, we are paying a tribute to our immortal soldiers through this write-up. We will ensure that you will get complete information about that heart-wrenching day of 14 February 2019 along with the list of all the martyred CRPF personnel in the Pulwama Attack.

What happened in Pulwama Attack?

A convoy of 78 battalions of more than 2500 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were passing from Jammu to Srinagar on National Highway 44 (NH 44), on 14 February 2019.

At Lethpora near Awantipora in Pulwama district, the bus of 76 Battalion was hit hard by a car carrying more than 300 kg of explosives. There was a loud explosion when the car collided with the bus. In this horrific act, 40 CRPF personnel were martyred on the spot and many more were mercilessly injured. The injured were immediately sent to the Srinagar hospital.

3 years of Pulwama Attack

It has been 3 years since the Pulwama attack but whenever we think of this terrible act against humanity, goosebumps rise.

After investigation, it has been found that the car was carrying 300 kilograms of high explosives including 80 kilograms of RDX and Ammonium Nitrate. Pakistan-based extremist group Jaish-e-Mohammed released a video of 22-year-old Adil Ahmed Dar and claimed that they carried out the attack exactly as they had planned. After the investigation of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), a charge sheet was filed against 19 accused in August 2020.

Who is Adil Ahmad Dar?

Adil Ahmad was a 22 years old Kashmiri, known as the perpetrator of the horrifying attack place on 14 February 2019 in Pulwama district. Adil Ahmad was an ordinary criminal also, he was caught about 6 times by the Kashmir Police but each time get released. 

His family confessed that he had left the house in March 2018 and never returned. That car was driven by Adil Ahmed Dar and this suicide bomber killed 40 Indian defense soldiers along with him which was definitely not acceptable.

Stir After Pulwama Attack

Everyone condemned this heart-wrenching accident, not only in India but in International Communities also. Many candle marches were also done to pay homage to the martyred soldiers, while somewhere fiercely protested against this horrific planned thrash. Curfew had to be imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.

On February 18, in the early hours of the morning, there was a scuffle between the CRPF and Special Operation groups personnel’s joint team and the Militants, 2 militants and their 2 supporters were killed in this Anti-terror activity but there were 4 casualties from the security forces.

India had tolerated many such terror attacks till now, but not anymore, this is the new Hindustan, was not going to remain silent, revenge was taken on 26 February by the Airstrike in Balakot. In this airstrike, about 12 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force named Mirage 2000 crossed the Line Of Control and destroyed the terrorist training camp in Balakot, Pakistan. India claimed that the camp was the training center of extremist group Jaish-e-Mohammed and killed about 300-350 terrorists.

Air Strike in Balakot

In response to India’s airstrike on February 27, the very next day, Pakistan also tried to take revenge by an airstrike in Jammu and Kashmir. During this aerial battle of jets, something went wrong with an Indian fighter plane and its pilot jumped but landed in Pakistan instead of India.

Pakistan imprisoned him and was released on 1 March. The name of the bravest Indian Fighter Pilot was Abhinandan Varthman, later he was awarded with Vir Chakra by the Indian Government for his unmatched bravery. Pakistan authorities were released his rescue videos and images as well.

On 27 February an Indian helicopter M-17 target a “friendly fire” in which all six members were found dead, and this was acknowledged by India on 4 October 2019.

India’s Response to Pakistan After the Pulwama Attack

Protests took place at different places across the country, and even in foreign countries, tributes were paid to martyrs by candle marches, almost all festivals and cultural activities were abandoned. The All Indian Cine Workers Association and The Indian Film and Television Directors Association announced a ban on Pakistani artists and restricted them completely from the Indian Film industry.

Candle march after Pulwama Attack

Kabir Singh, Notebook, and Satellite Shankar were also released at that time, which was not allowed to release in any Pakistani theater due to the refusal of the producers.

BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) had also demanded Pakistan Boycott in World Cup 2019 but ICC (International Cricket Council) denied this statement regarding boycott  Pakistan in the world cup of BCCI.

In India’s match against Australia, Indian players wore camouflage military caps on 8 March 2019  to pay tribute to the soldiers martyred in the Pulwama Attack. All the Indian Cricket Players donated their match fees to the National Defence Fund.

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tweeted and informed about the withdrawal of MFN status to Pakistan. MFN stands for Most Favored Nation. And the customs duty on all the goods including fruits, cement, petroleum and mineral products imported from Pakistan was increased to 200%.

Compensation 

Each of the martyred security forces personnel was cremated at their native places. The Punjab government has announced a compensation of Rs 12 lakh to the families of all the martyrs and government jobs to the next of kin.

List of All The Martyred CRPF Personnel In the Pulwama Attack

The Pulwama Attack is a very difficult day in Indian history, India lost its 40 brave hearts/CRPF personnel in this terrible act. So here is the list of all the Martyred CRPF Personnel in the Pulwama Attack is given below.

  1. Constable Sukhjinder Singh (Punjab)
  2. Head Constable Jaimal Singh (Punjab)
  3. Constable Rohitash Lamba (Rajasthan)
  4. Head Constable Naseer Ahmad (Jammu and Kashmir)
  5. Constable Tilak Raj (Himachal Pradesh)
  6. Constable Vasantha Kumar VV (Kerala)
  7. Constable Subramaniam G (Tamil Nadu)
  8. Constable Manoja Kumar Behera (Odisha)
  9. Head Constable Vijay Soreng (Jharkhand)
  10. Constable GD Guru H (Karnataka)
  11. Constable Mahesh Kumar (Uttar Pradesh)
  12. Constable Pradeep Kumar (Uttar Pradesh)
  13. Head Constable Hemraj Meena (Rajasthan)
  14. Head Constable PK Sahoo (Odisha)
  15. Constable Ramesh Yadav (Uttar Pradesh)
  16. Head Constable Narayan Lal Gurjar (Rajasthan)
  17. Head Constable Sanjay Rajput (Maharashtra)
  18. Constable Pradeep Singh (Uttar Pradesh)
  19. Constable Shyam Babu (Uttar Pradesh)
  20. Constable Ajit Kumar Azad (Uttar Pradesh)
  21. Constable Koushal Kumar Rawat (Uttar Pradesh)
  22. Constable Maninder Singh Attri (Punjab)
  23. Constable Ashvni Kumar Kaochi (Madhya Pradesh)
  24. Constable Rathod Nitin Shivaji (Maharashtra)
  25. Head Constable Bablu Santra (West Bengal)
  26. Constable Bhagirath Singh (Rajasthan)
  27. Constable Virendra Singh (Uttarakhand)
  28. Head Constable Awadhesh Kumar Yadav (Uttar Pradesh)
  29. Constable Ratan Kumar Thakur (Bihar)
  30. Constable Jeet Ram (Rajasthan)
  31. Constable Amit Kumar (Uttar Pradesh)
  32. Constable Vijay Kr. Mourya (Uttar Pradesh)
  33. Constable Pankaj Kumar Tripathi (Uttar Pradesh)
  34. Constable Kulwinder Singh (Punjab)
  35. Head Constable Maneswar Bsumatari (Assam)
  36. Assistant Sub Inspector Mohan Lal (Uttarakhand)
  37. Head Constable Ram Vakeel (Uttar Pradesh)
  38. Constable Sudeep Biswas (West Bengal)
  39. Constable Sivachandran (Tamil Nadu)
  40. Head Constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha (Bihar)

Final Words

All the families Got compensation but no one got his brother, son, husband, or father back. May no martyr should get such martyrdom in the future and the souls of all martyrs rest in peace. Hope this write-up made you understand the terrible act against Indian security forces CRPF and BSF personnel in Pulwama Attack.

FAQs

What exactly happened in the Pulwama attack?

The salvation of 78 battalions of more than 2500 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were passing from Jammu to Srinagar and the 76th battalion bus was hit hard by a car that was filled with more than 300 kg of explosives. A fierce explosion occurred due to the collision of the car with the bus. In this terrible act, 40 CRPF personnel were found dead on the spot and many more were injured brutally. 

How many died in the Pulwama attack?

40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) died in Pulwama Attack and many more were injured brutally.

Who took the responsibility for the Pulwama Attack?

Pakistan-based extremist group of terrorism  Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed the responsibility of Pulwama Attack.

Which explosive was used in the Pulwama Attack?

The total amount of explosive was 300kg of which about 80 kg was RDX and Ammonium Nitrate.

Pulwama attack date and place.

the Pulwama Attack was held on 14 February 2019 In Pulwama dist. at Lethpora near Awantipora.

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