Paying respect to 40 CRPF jawans, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack, the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said that their “supreme sacrifice won’t be forgotten.” Today, while speaking at 80th-anniversary parade of CRPF in Gurgaon.
Mr. Doval was quoted saying, “I want to pay tribute to the brave 40 CRPF jawans, who sacrificed their lives in Pulwama for the country. The country hasn’t forgotten and it will never forget…If your morale is high, India’s future is safe…Maintain this credibility, capability, and professionalism as India is looking up to you.”
He told sources at the investiture event that “what we have to do…which path to follow, what action is to be taken and at what time… our nation’s leadership is capable and strong enough to decide.”
During the Passing Out Parade, the CRPF this year has decided not to organize any cultural event as a mark of honor to the Pulwama soldiers.
74-year-old retired IPS Officer and former head of the Intelligence Bureau has faced strong criticism after the deadly terror attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The opposition has questioned the major security lapse and targeted directly Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ajit Doval after JeM, a Pakistani-based terror outfit, claimed responsibility of the terror attack.
Attacking PM Modi and Mr. Doval after China vetoed blacklisting of Masood Azhar at the UN Security Council, Congress National Chief Rahul Gandhi has accused that they were also involved in Mr. Azhar’s release after an Indian plane was hijacked in Kandahar.
Mr. Gandhi mocks at Mr. Doval and said, “The BJP needs to explain why they sent that criminal Azhar back to Pakistan” adding that Ajit Doval had ‘escorted’ the JeM Chief, who was in an Indian prison, to Kandahar in 1999 in a ‘special aircraft’.