The mortal remains of 40 soldiers of the CRPF that were martyred in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district were brought to Delhi's Palam Airport on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his respect to the CRPF personnel at the wreath-laying ceremony at the airport.
Prime Minister Modi place the wreath of flowers as a mark of respect before the mortals remains of the soldiers. Folding his hand, Prime Minister observed two minutes of silence for the brave soldiers. He then walked past the chests of the 40 brave men who lost their lives in the service of the nation.
Along with the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, MoS Rajyvardhan Singh Rathore and Congress President Rahul Gandhi also paid their last tribute to Pulwama martyrs.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to the mortal remains of the martyred CRPF jawans.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pays tribute to the mortal remains of the martyred CRPF jawans.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pays his respects to the mortal remains of the martyred CPRF jawans.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to the mortal remains of the CRPF jawans
Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore pays respects to the mortal remains of the CRPF jawans martyred on Thursday.
Furthermore, the mortal remains of the CRPF jawans will be airlifted to their respective hometown.
Moreover, CPRF India's official Twitter handle paid tribute to the martyrs who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack.
Meanwhile, representatives from Germany, Hungary, Italy, European Union, Canada, Britain, Russia, Israel, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Slovakia, France, Spain and Bhutan have arrived in India ahead of meeting at Ministry of External Affairs.
Earlier in the day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Srinagar after attending a meeting, chaired by PM Modi. The meeting was attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
Unwilling to make concessions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a strong stand against the 'despicable' Pulwama terror attack on CRPF convoy. Denouncing the neighbour for their terror-friendly activities, PM Modi gave Pakistan check a reality check by stating that 'it is difficult for them to run their daily expenses and is roaming around with a begging bowl'.
"Our neighbouring country is forgetting that this is new India, terrorist organisations and their lords will get it back. Our neighbouring country is going through a grave financial crisis, their situation is so bad that big countries are distancing from them. It has become difficult for them to run their daily expenses and is roaming around with a begging bowl."
As many as 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred in a major terror attack carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad in south Kashmir’s Awantipora area on Thursday. The suicide bomber, who was identified as a local militant, rammed an explosive-laden car into the CRPF bus which was going from Jammu to Srinagar as part of a 70-vehicle-strong convoy. Security personnel are probing the incident.