Gurugram: National security adviser Ajit Doval said on Tuesday that India will never forget the Pulwama terrorist attack and the nation's leadership is "capable and strong enough to face every challenge".

Addressing the 80th CRPF anniversary day, Ajit Doval said more action would be taken against the terrorists and those who support them.

Doval addressed the personnel of the paramilitary force during the event and said the Indian leadership will decide on the time and location to act — be it against terrorists or those who support and harbour the terrorists.

Doval added that the country completely trusts the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), that it is a credible force and has taken years to achieve such credibility. He added that whenever there are meetings and discussions as to which force to send, how many battalions to be sent and where, the CRPF invariably gets chosen.

At the CRPF event in Gurugram on Tuesday, Doval saluted the jawans, who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14. The attack saw a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suicide bomber ramming an explosive-laden SUV into a CRPF convoy, killing more than 40 jawans. The attack was the biggest on the security armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir. 

In retaliation, in a pre-dawn strike 12 days later, fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) bombed terror camps at multiple locations across the line of control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Around 300 terrorists were reportedly eliminated in those strikes.