Lest We Forget: India Remembers The 40 Pulwama Martyrs On First Anniversary

First Published 14, Feb 2020, 2:42 PM IST

It was around 3:00 pm on this day last year, when a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist rammed a vehicle carrying explosives into the Central Reserve Police Force (CPRF) convoy on Srinagar-Jammu national highway. Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed when their convoy was targeted by the suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama district. Days after the attack, the Indian Air Force on February 26 carried out multiple aerial strikes at JeM terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot, killing a "large number" of terrorists and destroying their infrastructure.

Left: Constable Maninder Singh Attri - 75 BN (Punjab); Right: Constable Ramesh Yadav - 61 BN (U.P.)

Left: Constable Maninder Singh Attri - 75 BN (Punjab); Right: Constable Ramesh Yadav - 61 BN (U.P.)

Left: Head Constable Jaimal Singh - 76 BN (Punjab); Right: Constable Subramanian G. - 82 BN (Tamil Nadu)

Left: Head Constable Jaimal Singh - 76 BN (Punjab); Right: Constable Subramanian G. - 82 BN (Tamil Nadu)

Left: Constable Vasantha Kumar V.V. - 82 BN (Kerala); Right: Head Constable Sanjay Rajput - 115 BN (Maharashtra)

Left: Constable Vasantha Kumar V.V. - 82 BN (Kerala); Right: Head Constable Sanjay Rajput - 115 BN (Maharashtra)

Left: Constable Sukhjinder Singh - 76 BN (Punjab); Right: Constable Rohitash Lamba - 76 BN (Rajasthan)

Left: Constable Sukhjinder Singh - 76 BN (Punjab); Right: Constable Rohitash Lamba - 76 BN (Rajasthan)

Left: Constable Jeet Ram - 92 (BN) Rajasthan; Right: Constable Sudip Biswas - 98 BN (West Bengal)

Left: Constable Jeet Ram - 92 (BN) Rajasthan; Right: Constable Sudip Biswas - 98 BN (West Bengal)

Left: Head Constable Hemraj Meena - 61 BN (Rajasthan); Right: Constable Manoja KR Behera - 82 BN (Odisha)

Left: Head Constable Hemraj Meena - 61 BN (Rajasthan); Right: Constable Manoja KR Behera - 82 BN (Odisha)

Left: Constable Sivachandran C. - 92 BN (Tamil Nadu); Right: Constable Bhagirath Singh - 45 BN (Rajasthan)

Left: Constable Sivachandran C. - 92 BN (Tamil Nadu); Right: Constable Bhagirath Singh - 45 BN (Rajasthan)

Left: Constable Kulwinder Singh - 92 BN (Punjab); Right: Head Constable PK Sahoo - 61 BN (Odisha)

Left: Constable Kulwinder Singh - 92 BN (Punjab); Right: Head Constable PK Sahoo - 61 BN (Odisha)

Left: Head Constable Ram Vakeel - 176 BN (U.P.); Right: Constable Pankaj Kumar Tripathi - 53 BN (U.P.)

Left: Head Constable Ram Vakeel - 176 BN (U.P.); Right: Constable Pankaj Kumar Tripathi - 53 BN (U.P.)

Left: Constable Ashwani Kumar Kaochi - 36 BN (M.P); Right: Constable Ratan Kumar Thakur - 45 BN (Bihar)

Left: Constable Ashwani Kumar Kaochi - 36 BN (M.P); Right: Constable Ratan Kumar Thakur - 45 BN (Bihar)

Left: Constable Amit Kumar - 92 BN (U.P); Right: Constable Pradeep Kumar - 21 BN (U.P.)

Left: Constable Amit Kumar - 92 BN (U.P); Right: Constable Pradeep Kumar - 21 BN (U.P.)

Left: Constable Rathod Nitin - 03 BN (Maharashtra); Right: Head Constable Awdesh Kumar Yadav - 45 BN - (U.P.)

Left: Constable Rathod Nitin - 03 BN (Maharashtra); Right: Head Constable Awdesh Kumar Yadav - 45 BN - (U.P.)

Left: Head Constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha - 176 BN (Bihar); Right: Constable Virendra Singh - 45 BN (Uttarakhand)

Left: Head Constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha - 176 BN (Bihar); Right: Constable Virendra Singh - 45 BN (Uttarakhand)

Left: Head Constable Naseer Ahmed - 76 Bn (J&K); Right: Constable Tilak Raj - 76 BN (Himachal Pradesh)

Left: Head Constable Naseer Ahmed - 76 Bn (J&K); Right: Constable Tilak Raj - 76 BN (Himachal Pradesh)

Left: Head Constable Vijay Soreng - 82 BN (Jharkhand); Right: Constable Guru H. - 82 BN (Karnataka)

Left: Head Constable Vijay Soreng - 82 BN (Jharkhand); Right: Constable Guru H. - 82 BN (Karnataka)

Left: Constable Vijay Kumar Mourya - 92 BN (U.P); Right: Head Constable Maneswar Basumatari - 98 BN (Assam)

Left: Constable Vijay Kumar Mourya - 92 BN (U.P); Right: Head Constable Maneswar Basumatari - 98 BN (Assam)

Left: Assistant Sub-Inspector Mohan Lal - 110 BN (Uttarakhand); Right: Constable Ajit Kumar Azad - 115 BN (U.P.)

Left: Assistant Sub-Inspector Mohan Lal - 110 BN (Uttarakhand); Right: Constable Ajit Kumar Azad - 115 BN (U.P.)

Left: Constable Pradeep Singh - 115 BN (U.P.); Right: Constable Shyam Babu - 115 BN (U.P.)

Left: Constable Pradeep Singh - 115 BN (U.P.); Right: Constable Shyam Babu - 115 BN (U.P.)

Left: Constable Koushal Kumar Rawat - 115 BN (U.P.); Right: Head Constable Narayan Lal - 118 BN (Rajasthan)

Left: Constable Koushal Kumar Rawat - 115 BN (U.P.); Right: Head Constable Narayan Lal - 118 BN (Rajasthan)

Left; Constable Mahesh Kumar - 118 BN (U.P.); Right: Head Constable Bablu Santra - 35 BN (West Bengal)

Left; Constable Mahesh Kumar - 118 BN (U.P.); Right: Head Constable Bablu Santra - 35 BN (West Bengal)

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