Pulwama Terror Attack Latest Updates: India summoned the Pakistan High Commissioner to the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday and asked the neighbouring nation to take “immediate and verifiable action against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminded the nation that the sacrifices made by our soldiers won’t go waste. Issuing a threat to Pakistan over the Pulwama terror attack, the PM said that the neighbour was forgetting that this is a new India.
The terror attack, carried out by JeM suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar, saw at least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans dead. “If our neighbour which is totally isolated in the world thinks it can destabilise India through its tactics and conspiracies, then it is making a big mistake,” he said. Stay tuned to India.com for Live Updates on Pulwama Terror Attack. (Pulwama Suicide Bomber Was a 22-year-old School Dropout – All You Need to Know About Him)
Earlier, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) over the Pulwama terror attack decided to withdraw the Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan. The CCS met earlier in the day under the chairmanship of PM Modi. It was attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Home Mnister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, among others.
Meanwhile, a 12-member team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) which will be led by an IG rank officer, will also go to the blast site on Friday to assist the Jammu and Kashmir Police in forensic evaluation of the spot. Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Srinagar later in the day.
At least 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed and several others injured in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday when a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in. The Pakistan-based JeM claimed responsibility for dastardly attack in Lethpora. The vehicle was blown up on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of the district at around 3:15 PM.