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Odishatv Bureau

Chennai: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to the CRPF jawans who were killed in the terror attack in Pulwama district of south Kashmir in February, 2019.

"I join the nation in paying my humble tributes to the CRPF personnel who were martyred in the dastardly Pulwama terror attack. The grateful nation will always remember their patriotism & supreme sacrifice," the Vice President Secretariat tweeted quoting Naidu.

"My solidarity with the families who lost their loved ones in the attack," the vice president said.

"No indian can forget this day. Two years ago, the Pulwama attack happened. We pay homage to all the martyrs. We are proud of our security forces and their bravery will continue to inspire generations," prime minister said at a function here.

He said the country's armed forces had shown time and again they were fully capable of protecting "our motherland".

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Dharmendra Pradhan also paid tributes to the security personnel killed in the terrorist attack in Pulwama and said their sacrifice would not be forgotten by the people of India.

"I bow down to the brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack on this day in 2019. India will never forget their exceptional courage and supreme sacrifice," Shah tweeted.

"I pay homage to those brave CRPF personnel who sacrificed their lives in 2019 Pulwama terror attack. India will never forget their service to the nation and their supreme sacrifice. We continue to stand with their families, who had to suffer due to this attack, Singh tweeted.

BJP Vice-President Baijayant Panda also paid tribute to Pulwama Martyrs.

Forty CRPF personnel were killed in the terrorist attack carried out by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama on February 14, 2019.

(With Agency Inputs)

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