Black Day 14 feb: The Pulwama attack occurred on the same date, resulting in the death of 40 soldiers. Within 12 days, retaliation was carried out by entering Pakistan.
Four years ago today, Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir was the site of a major terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of 40 Indian soldiers. In response, India took unprecedented action against Pakistan, including the Balakot surgical strike. India’s bold and decisive retaliation was a lesson to Pakistan following the Pulwama attack.
In response to the terrorist attack, India conducted a military operation in which it destroyed terrorist bases inside Pakistan. On this significant occasion, let us take a moment to reflect on the events of February 14, 2019 and the aftermath of the attack.
Pulwama Attack (Black day): Attack on CRPF Convoy
On February 14, 2019, a CRPF convoy was traveling on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, consisting mostly of buses carrying soldiers. As the convoy approached Pulwama, a car carrying a significant amount of explosives collided with one of the buses, causing a massive explosion that resulted in the martyrdom of 40 CRPF personnel.
India revenge Pulwama Attack: 5 points
In response to the Pulwama terrorist attack, India took decisive action against Pakistan, which caused significant damage.
- On February 26, 2019, the Indian Air Force conducted airstrikes on terrorist camps inside Pakistan’s Balakot region.
- On February 27, Pakistan’s Air Force carried out airstrikes in Jammu and Kashmir in response, with the Indian Air Force retaliating. During this time, an Indian MiG-21 was attacked by the Pakistani army and crashed in Pakistan, resulting in the capture of its pilot Abhinandan Vardhaman.
- On March 1, 2019, under international pressure, the Pakistani army released Abhinandan Vardhaman.
- India severed all trade relations with Pakistan and withdrew the Most Favored Nation status. This caused significant economic damage to Pakistan.
- The Indian government also urged the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) to blacklist Pakistan following the Pulwama attack.
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