Anniversary of Pulwama Attack: Memorial inaugurated
On February 14, 2020, a memorial was inaugurated at the Lethpora camp for the 40 CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel who were killed in Pulwama Attack.
The memorial consisted of names of jawans who lost their lives in the attack. It also held the motto of CRPF, which is “Seva and Nishta” which means Service and Loyalty.
In 2019, February 14, the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Adeel ahmed Dar drove a car carrying explosives to a convoy of security forces. This killed 40 personnel.
Upon the incident, the Home Ministry now allows CRPF to carry their troops by air. Also, the Jammu and Kashmir Government had imposed a ban on private vehicles to facilitate movement of troops. This means during their transit; no other private vehicles will be allowed on road. This order was to be rescinded after return of normalcy.
Following the Pulwama attack, Indian Air Force conducted surgical strikes in Balakot on February 26, 2019.