On February 14, around 40 CRPF personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district in an attack orchestrated by Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit.
The convoy comprised of 78 buses in which around 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.
Around 42 martyred jawans were in a bus, into which the terrorist rammed his vehicle with over 100 kg explosives. It was the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir.
Several countries denounced the ghastly terror attack.
The international community has expressed support to India in the wake of the attack.
Following the assault, India withdrew the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Pakistan. India took another strong economic action against Pakistan. It raised the customs duty to 200 per cent on all goods imported from Pakistan, including fresh fruits, cement, petroleum products and mineral ore.
After the Pulwama attack, people of India,too, are very angry against Pakistan. They are demanding that Indian government teach its neighboring country a lesson. In such a situation, Pakistan fears that India may again have a surgical strike on it. For this reason, it has started removing the launchpads of the terrorists located along the LoC. The militants will be kept inside army camp near the launchpads.
The Modi government says that the military has been given a free hand. They have full right to take action against the terrorist organization, Jaish-e-Mohammed, who attacked the CRPF convoy. In view of this, Pakistani army has taken some prior decisions. There is tension on both sides at the moment. Highly placed intelligence sources of Kashmir told that no artillery movement or deployment of any kind is being done on the border.
Sources said, “Today, we have not left any target to air an air attack on LoC. Where the terrorists were ready and they were sent to infiltrate. ‘ This only avoids the only option of the army that it is targeting the targets of the Pakistani army. Doing so may increase the chances of conflict.
According to intelligence sources, Pakistan is acknowledging the possibility of action taken in response to terrorist attacks. Perhaps this is why it has not vacated its winter posts this year. Sources said, “About 50-60 winter posts which were evacuated every year, Pakistani soldiers are currently deployed. There are additional terrorist launchpads. We do not know their numbers at the moment. “