Did not forgive, will not forget: CRPF on Pulwama terror attack anniversary
   Date :15-Feb-2021

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 Inspector General of CRPF Deepak Ratan pays tributes to martyrs of Pulwama attack on its second anniversary at Lethpora in Pulwama district on Sunday. (PTI)
 
NEW DELHI ;
 
THE Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) that lost 40 troopers in the 2019 Pulwama terror attack said on Sunday that the country “did not forgive” and “will not forget” the supreme sacrifice made by the personnel. A wreath-laying ceremony was held at CRPF camp in Lethpora in Jammu and Kashmir to mark the second anniversary of the deadly attack. Senior officers of the paramilitary based at its headquarters in Delhi participated in the event in the virtual mode, CRPF spokesperson deputy inspector general (DIG) Moses Dhinakaran said.
 
“Did not Forgive, will not Forget: Salute to our brothers who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation in #PulwamaAttack. “Indebted, we stand with the families of our valiant Bravehearts,” the force said in a Twitter post. Soon after the Pulwama attack, the Indian Air Force had carried out an airstrike in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26, 2019, targeting terrorist camps. CRPF Director General A P Maheshwari also unveiled a video book dedicated to the 40 personnel killed in the line of duty. “We have inherited bravery which flows like blood in our veins,” he was quoted as saying by the spokesperson.
 
“The video book has a content of 80 episodes and 300 minutes. A copy of the book will also be sent to the families of each of the personnel killed in the Pulwama suicide bombing attack,” Dhinakaran said. A CRPF bus in the fifth position of a 78-vehicle convoy was targeted by a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) suicide bomber who detonated his explosives-laden SUV near it on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama on Feb 14, 2019.