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Ajit Doval attends 80th raising day of CRPF, Pays tribute to Pulwama martyrs

"Whenever we have meetings and discuss which force to send? How many battalions should be sent where? We say, send CRPF, its a credible force,we can completely trust them. It takes years to achieve such credibility," Ajit Doval said.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 19 March 2019 6:21 AM GMT

Ajit Doval attends 80th raising day of CRPF, Pays tribute to Pulwama martyrs
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Gurugram: The National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval on Tuesday paid floral tributes to the martyrs of the Pulwama attack during the 80th Anniversary Parade of Central Reserve Police Force in Gurugram as the chief guest. He also said India will never forget their sacrifice.

Ajit Doval said, "I want to pay tributes to the brave 40 CRPF jawans who sacrificed their lives in Pulwama for the country. The country hasn't forgotten it and it will never forget it."

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"Whenever we have meetings and discuss which force to send? How many battalions should be sent where? We say, send CRPF, its a credible force,we can completely trust them. It takes years to achieve such credibility," he further said.

Later in the day, investiture ceremony, speeches, parade, music tunes play by brass band and pipe bands, award distribution, dare devil show by CRPF Mahila and other programmes will take place in the presence of the chief guest, CRPF DG and other.

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India's proud force, CRPF has been decorated with 1825 Gallantry Medals, which includes one Ashok Chakra, one Vir Chakra, five Kirti Chakras and 24 Shaurya Chakras.

On March 19, 1950, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel presented the Presidential colours to the CRPF, saying, "It is the greatest honour bestowed upon a force in recognition of exceptional service rendered by it to the nation, both during war and peace. It is the pride of men working incessantly and tirelessly."

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