LIVE: Army, CRPF, J&K Police Address Media on Pulwama Attack
Three Jaish terrorists, including a Pakistani commander of the group linked to the February 14 CRPF bombing, and an Army major were among nine people killed in a 16-hour encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, 18 February.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has asked its high commissioner to India to return to Islamabad for consultations, a Pakistan government spokesperson said.
On Thursday, 14 February, 40 jawans were killed in a deadly attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama’s Awantipora area.
Army, CRPF and J&K Police Address Media on Pulwama Attack
Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, while addressing the media, said that, “All injured security personnel from the Pulwama terror attack were recovering well.”
Pakistan Has Killed So Many Sons: Sepoy Ajay Kumar’s Mother
Mother of Sepoy Ajay Kumar, who lost his life in the encounter with terrorists in Pulwama on Monday said that she was proud of her son for his sacrifice.
“Pakistan has killed so many sons. Pakistan isn’t that big that India can’t destroy it… India can destroy it in one day. I’m proud of my son, he sacrificed his life for the country,” she said.
Wreath Laying Ceremony Held for Major VS Dhoundiyal in Dehradun
People paid their last respects to Major VS Dhoundiyal in Dehradun on Tuesday, 19 February. He was one of the four army personnel who had lost their lives in an encounter in Pulwama on Monday.
Need Bulletproof Jackets More Than Bullet Train: Akhilesh
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav continued his onslaught against the Narendra Modi government over the Pulwama encounter, raising questions over the intelligence failure in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Why is Intelligence failing? You can’t compensate for loss of lives. The nation is with security forces and jawans. If all political parties have put their political events on hold, ruling party should do the same and form a long-term strategy to secure borders,” Yadav said.
“Today, the country does not need the bullet train… it is more important to ensure soldiers have bulletproof jackets,” he added, as per ANI.
Don’t Judge Policy Based on One Incident: Gen VK Singh
Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh said on Tuesday, 19 February, that the Kashmir issue was not simple and one of proxy war.
“It’s an issue for which things should’ve been done earlier. Don’t judge the success or failure of a policy, based on one incident. There was encounter, where an officer and three jawans died… (this) doesn’t mean the situation is bad,” he said……Read more>>