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PM Narendra Modi on Pulwama attack: Sacrifices shall not go in vain

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 February 2019, 12:18 AM
The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs, tweeted PM Modi. (File Photo: PTI)
The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs, tweeted PM Modi. (File Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday strongly condemned the ‘dastardly’ attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district saying the sacrifices of the brave soldiers shall not go in vain. “Attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable. I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly,” PM Modi tweeted.

The prime minister has spoken to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other top officials regarding the situation. “Spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh Ji and other top officials regarding the situation in the wake of the attack in Pulwama,” he tweeted.

Rajnath Singh has spoken to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik and took stock of the situation in the state after the attack on a CRPF convoy by terrorists in which reportedly 42 jawans were martyred.

He called up the governor, who apprised him about the prevailing situation in the state. Singh also spoke to Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Director General of CRPF R R Bhatnagar and gave them necessary instructions, a home ministry official said.

In a tweet, Singh said, "Today's dastardly attack on CRPF in Pulwama (J&K) is extremely painful and disturbing. I bow to each and every CRPF jawan who has sacrificed his life in service to the nation. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured."

The CRPF personnel were killed when a terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in. Reports suggest that there were nearly 70 vehicles in the convoy in which around 2500 personnel were traveling. "Senior officers at the spot, the investigation is underway. Injured being taken care of. There were 2500 personnel in the convoy," CRPF DG RR Bhatnagar said.

First Published: Thursday, February 14, 2019 07:08 PM
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