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IAF's Globemaster C-17 to bring back the mortal remains of Pulwama Martyrs

The horrific and biggest terror attack on Indian security, killing nearly 45 CRPF personnels, took place on February 14 when terrorists detonated car bomb while a convoy of  78 vehicles with over 2,500 CRPF men was on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The injured were moved to the army base hospital in Srinagar, 20 km from the attack site.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 15 Feb 2019 9:43 AM GMT

IAFs Globemaster C-17 to bring back the mortal remains of Pulwama Martyrs
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New Delhi: The Indian Air Force's Globemaster C-17 will bring back the mortal remains of CRPF personnel from Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam camp to Delhi's Palam airport, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other ministers will pay their tributes to the martyrs during the wreath-laying ceremony.

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik and Army's Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh paid homage to Pulwama martyrs.

The bodies of 12 personnel will be brought to the Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad around 3.30 pm and then will be taken to their native place in Uttar Pradesh later in the evening. A home ministry official said arrangements have been made to hand over the bodies to the families.

While a majority of the 37 bodies have been identified, some of them have been disfigured beyond recognition.

The horrific and biggest terror attack on Indian security, killing nearly 45 CRPF personnels, took place on February 14 when terrorists detonated car bomb while a convoy of 78 vehicles with over 2,500 CRPF men was on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The injured were moved to the army base hospital in Srinagar, 20 km from the attack site.

This is considered to be one of the most horrific terror attacks, after 2016's URI in the valley, in nearly two decades.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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