New Delhi: India’s National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval said the country’s strong action on terror, including on those who support it, will continue. Also Read - 'Statement Was Twisted’: After Admitting Role in Pulwama Attack, Pak Minister Seeks Good Relation With India
Speaking at the 80th Raising Day celebrations of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) where he was the chief guest, Doval said, “India will continue to act against terrorism and supporters of terrorist and the time and location will be decided by the leadership.” Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists Lob Grenade at Security Forces Deployed in Tral, Jawan Injured
Paying homage to the CRPF security personnel who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack, Doval said, “The country will never forget the sacrifices made by them”. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: 2 CRPF Jawans Martyred, 3 Injured After Terrorists Attack Road Opening Party at Pampore Bypass
Lauding the CRPF, he said, “Whenever we have meetings and discuss which force to send? How many battalions should be sent where? We say, send CRPF, it’s a credible force, we can completely trust them. It takes years to achieve such credibility.”
Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) took responsibility for the Pulwama attack – which was one of the worst attacks on Indian security personnel in the past two decades. Forty CRPF personnel lost their lives in the terror attack and many were injured.
This is the first time since the Pulwama terror attack that Doval spoke at a public event. There wasn’t any cultural programme at the Raising Day celebrations as a mark of respect to the Pulwama martyrs.
Since the Pulwama attack, India has withdrawn the Most Favoured Nation status from Pakistan, increasing customs duty on good from neighbouring country by 200% per cent and also conducted a non-military counter-terror strike against JeM camps in Balakot Pakistan.
(Written by Siddhant Sibal)