Mortal remains of CRPF soldiers killed in Pulwama to reach their homes today

The mortal remains of the slain CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed on Thursday are set to reach their homes today. It was last evening that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal paid their last respects to the 40 Central Reserve Police Force soldiers as their bodies reached the Palam airport. PM Modi and the other leaders laid the wreath on the coffins, wrapped in the national flag.

A terrorist had rammed buses in a security convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway with a car carrying 60 kg of explosives on Thursday in a ghastly attack to take place in Kashmir since the start of the century. US National Security Adviser John Bolton stated it to the Indian counterpart Ajit Doval yesterday that America supports India’s right to self-defence after they discussed the Pulwama attack. “I told Ajit Doval today that we support India’s right to self-defence. I have spoken to him twice, including this morning… and expressed US’ condolences over the terrorist attack,” he told news agency PTI. The centre has decided to take all possible diplomatic steps to ensure Pakistan’s isolation and had withdrawn “Most Favoured Nation” status to the country.

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