Srinagar: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will on Friday (February 14, 2020) dedicate a memorial for its 40 courageous personnel who have been killed within the Pulwama terror assault on February 14, 2019, on the Lethpora camp in Jammu and Kashmir – on the primary anniversary of worst terror assault in nearly 20 years.
“It is our way to pay homage to the brave jawans who lost their lives in the attack,” Additional Director General of CRPF Zulfiquar Hasan stated on Thursday in Srinagar after a go to to the positioning the place the memorial has been erected.
The memorial has been arrange inside a CRPF camp adjoining to the place the place Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist Adeel Ahmed Dar, driving an explosive-laden automobile, blew himself subsequent to a convoy of safety forces killing the 40 personnel.
The names of all of the 40 personnel together with their photos will likely be a part of the memorial together with the moto of the CRPF- “Seva and Nishtha” (Service and Loyalty).
“It definitely was an unfortunate incident and we have learnt our lessons now. We were always extra alert during our movement but now an extra layer of alertness has been added to it,” Hasan stated.
The supreme sacrifices of the 40 troopers has furthered elevated “our resolve to eliminate enemies of the country”.
“We fight with extra vigour during an encounter with terrorists and that is why we were able to eliminate the entire Jaish-e-Mohammed commanders immediately after the attack on our jawans,” he stated.
While he refused to spell out the precaution that’s taken throughout troop actions within the aftermath of the February 14 assault, officers within the safety institution stated the motion of troops is now performed in coordination with different safety forces and the military.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had additionally allowed the CRPF to hold its troops by air to keep away from the opportunity of any such assault.
The erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir authorities had imposed a ban on plying of personal autos for 2 days in every week to facilitate motion of troops. The order was later rescinded after the scenario turned regular.
The strategy of bullet-proofing of autos carrying the troops was expedited and an increasing number of bunker-type autos have been seen on roads carrying the troopers.
Almost all of the conspirators behind the dastardly assault have since been killed with the final one being Qari Yasir, the self-styled chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group, who was killed final month.