New Delhi, Feb 15 : Mortal remains of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel martyred in the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) attack in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir were brought to New Delhi on Friday.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid tributes to the CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack at the Palam airport where their mortal remains were brought from Srinagar.
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa lay wreaths on the mortal remains of the CRPF jawans.
Pulwama suicide attack is one of the deadliest terror attacks in Kashmir, a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles was targeted by a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber, resulting in the death of 40 jawans.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal lay wreaths on the mortal remains of the CRPF jawans.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked ministers in BJP governed states and BJP MPs to attend last rites of jawans, who lost their lives in Pulwama Attack, in their respective states and constituencies.
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi described the assault as an attack on India’s soul and said his party as well as the entire opposition was fully supportive of the government and the security forces.
No amount of hatred or anger can do anything to the love and affection that India is built on, he added.
PM Narendra Modi is expected to pay tributes to the martyrs at Palam technical area.
Heads of various counties have expressed condolences over the Pulwama attack. India slammed Pakistan for the attack and blamed it for supporting Jaish-e-Mohammed and its founder Masood Azhar.
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