On February 14, 2019 , a massive explosion disarrayed a CRPF personnel convoy, many of whom were returning back from leave to rejoin duty in the Jammu and Kashmir, on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway at Latoomode in Pulwama district. Sunday (February 14, 2021) marks the two years of this Pulwama terror attack where 40 valiant Indian soldiers lost their lives after a suicide bomber crashed into an IED-laden vehicle into the security convoy carrying them.
Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan-based terrorist group, had later claimed responsibility for the terror attack.
In the attack, a 22-year-old suicide bomber by the name of Adil Ahmad Dar was used to crash an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus carrying Indian soldiers. The above-mentioned convoy had 78 buses where approximately 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.
Few days after this attack, India conducted an airstrike on JeM’s Balakot terror training camp in Pakistan.
The nation had also withdrawn the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Pakistan amid the Pulwama terror attack. Not only this, the international community had also extended their strong support towards India after the devastating attack.
To mark this day, International sand artist and Padma Shri Award winner Sudarsan Pattnaik paid a heartfelt tribute to all the brave fallen soldiers with sand art.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) February 13, 2021
Memorial having names of all the 40 jawans martyred in the attack was inaugurated back on February 14, 2020 at CRPF’s Training Centre at Lethpora camp in Pulwama.