One year of Pulwama terror attack: What happened and how India responded

Elvera Bartels

It was close to three.

All over 40 CRPF personnel ended up killed when their convoy was specific by the suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama district.

Tensions flared up concerning India and Pakistan right after the convoy of 78 buses, in which close to 2500 CRPF personnel ended up travelling from Jammu to Srinagar, came underneath attack.

Nationwide protests erupted against the dastardly terror attack even as the country bid goodbye to its bravehearts. Leaders across the get together strains and civil society condemned the attack and identified as for an ideal response.

“I experience the exact fire in my heart which is raging within you,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi would declare on February seventeen, times right after the attack took position.

A day ahead of, he had mentioned that “all tears will be avenged” and the armed forces have been supplied “comprehensive flexibility to choose the position, time, intensity and mother nature of the retaliation against the enemy”.

United Nations and numerous nations around the world from across the globe condemned the Pulwama terror attack and prolonged their help to India in the struggle against terrorism.

China, the “all-climate close friend” of Pakistan also backed the United Nations Stability Council (UNSC) resolution on the “heinous and cowardly” Pulwama terror attack that was unanimously adopted by long term and non-long term member nations around the world of the global entire body.

Next the dastardly attack, India had released comprehensive diplomatic initiatives to get JeM chief Masood Azhar selected as a global terrorist, which finally became a truth on May possibly one when China lifted its complex keep on a proposal introduced by the US, the Uk, and France in the 1267 Committee of the UN Stability Council.

All over twelve times right after the terror attack, in the wee hours of February 26, Indian Air Pressure jets bombed the JeM camp in Balakot, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“In an intelligence-led procedure in the early hours of these days(Feb 26), India struck the largest education camp of JeM in Balakot. In this procedure, a quite significant range of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis who ended up currently being qualified for fidayeen action ended up eliminated. This facility at Balakot was headed by MAULANA YOUSUF AZHAR (alias USTAD GHOURI), the brother-in-regulation of MASOOD AZHAR, Chief of JeM,” the then Overseas Secretary would say in a press meeting later in the day.

A day later on February 27, IAF foiled an try by PAF to strike at navy installations in Jammu and Kashmir. In the aerial skirmish, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman piloting a MiG-21 Bison aircraft shot down a significantly-innovative F-16 of PAF.

Even so, his aircraft was also hit and on ejection, his parachute landed in PoK, where he was taken captive by Pakistani Army.

Beneath intercontinental stress, Pakistan released the IAF pilot two times later, who returned to his country to a hero’s welcome.

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