Attack in Pulwama:
Three years ago, 40 brave Indian hearts were killed in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks against security forces, which had almost carried India and Pakistan really close to war. Every Indian shed tear on that fateful day after the cowardly attack by Pakistan.
About the incident:
On February 14, 2019, a suicide bomber from the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) attacked a CRPF convoy in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The incident killed 40 employees.
How India responded
After the heinous attack, tensions erupted between India and Pakistan. The prime minister said security forces were allowed to choose the time, place and manner of their response to the terrorist attack in Puluma. India then launched anti-terrorist air strikes against the JeM training camp. In the early hours of February 26, 2019, IAF aircraft bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist camp in Balakot, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, to avenge the terrorist attack on Puluma.
Pakistan's failed attack on India
The next day, the Pakistani Air Force counterattacked and shot down the MiG-21 in aerial combat and captured its pilots, Wing Commander Abhinanadan Vartaman, who was later released. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has thwarted PAF attempts to attack military bases in Jammu and Kashmir. In a dogfight, Wing Commander Abhinandan Vartaman, piloting a MiG-21 Bison, shot down a highly advanced PAF F-16.
When Pakistani minister acknowledged Islamabad's role in Puluma attack
In a sensational October 2020 admission, Pakistani minister admitted that Pakistan was responsible for the 2019 terrorist attack on Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, which killed 40 CRPF workers and brought both sides to the brink of war. . “Humne Hindustan ko ghus ke maara (We hit India in their home). Our success in Pulwama, is a success of this nation under the leadership of Imran Khan. You and us are all part of that success," Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said at the National Assembly during the debate.
Chaudhri, a close adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan, made the remarks a day after Ayaz Sadiq, leader of the Pakistan Muslim-Muslim League, Nawaz (PML-N), said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi attended an important meeting to discuss the release. The wing commander asked Abhinandan Vartaman, who was captured by the Pakistan Army on 27 February 2019 after his MiG-21 Bison plane was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani aircraft.