Pulwama’s bombing has left the country shaken and has been the most terrifying terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy in 1989. The suicide bomber who rammed his explosive-packed SUV into a Central Reserve Police Force bus killed over 45 troopers, leaving many others injured. At the inaugural event of Vande Bharat Express, PM Modi spoke of the incident.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared that the Army is given a free hand and has stated that India’s security forces shall give those behind the Pulwama terror attack a befitting reply.
“130 million people of the country will answer together and give a reply to Pakistan.Army given free hand to choose place and timing,” said Modi.
Though he did not name Pak, his statement left little to the imagination. “I thank all the nations who have supported us and condemned this incident in the strongest of terms. A strong reply will be given to this attack,” he said according to TOI.
PM Modi also stated that he welcomed political criticism, but urges unity in such trying times. “I am also understanding the feelings of those who are criticizing us. They have their full right.
“But I want to request my colleagues that this is a very sensitive and emotional time, so stay away from political splinter groups. The country is fighting unitedly, this tone should go to the world,” he said.
This video of Modi at the flag off for the Vande Bharat Express, shows him observing two-minutes silence for CRPF personnel we lost in Pulwama’s terror attack.
— ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2019
The government has now initiated a diplomatic offensive move against Pakistan. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) decided to withdraw the ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status given to Pakistan at the UN.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley shared-
“The CCS met under the chairmanship of PM Modi to take an assessment and discuss the incident that took place in Pulwama yesterday in which a large number of CRPF personnel sacrificed their lives,” Jaitley stated.
Our prayers remain with the families of our brave martyrs, and we hope the heinous terrorists are brought to justice.