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Pulwama attack Coverage| PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to CRPF jawans killed in Pulwama attack

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is headed by the prime minister, defence minister, home minister, external affairs minister and the finance minister. The CCS takes decisions on matters related to security and strategic affairs.

By HT Correspondent | Feb 15, 2019 23:50 IST
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The Cabinet Committee on Security met on Friday morning to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir against the backdrop of the Pulwama terror attack that claimed lives of at least 38 CRPF personnel.

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is headed by the prime minister, defence minister, home minister, external affairs minister and the finance minister. The CCS takes decisions on matters related to security and strategic affairs.

Watch| Pulwama attack: India summons Pak envoy, demands action against Jaish

 

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A Jaish suicide bomber on Thursday rammed a car packed with explosives into a CRPF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. The CRPF has confirmed 38 deaths in the suicide bombing, counted among the bloodiest in Kashmir. Initial reports, quoting security officials, had said 44 jawans were feared to have been killed in the attack.

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10:35 pm IST

In this hour of grief,we must stand together as a nation: Pranab Mukherjee

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee:I’m extremely pained by this act of inhumanity perpetrated by terrorists. In this hour of grief,we must stand together as a nation. The united front put up by political parties&politicians across the spectrum is a sight of that unity.

The response of the international community in condemning this barbarous attack in one voice will strengthen our resolve to fight this menace.

10:34 pm IST

Matter of concern that political discourse is reaching a new low in recent years: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu: It is a matter of concern that political discourse is reaching a new low in recent years. We should reverse this trend at the earliest. People in public life should understand that they are only rivals, not enemies.

We should consider each one of our friends, who are in different political spectrum, our rivals only. It is only competition, healthy competition that is required.

10:08 pm IST

All prior commitments of Nirmala Sitharaman for tomorrow and day after have been cancelled

All prior commitments of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for tomorrow and day after tomorrow have been cancelled. She will go to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to pay last respects to the CRPF jawans of the two states, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack, reports news agency ANI.

 

9:46 pm IST

Mortal remains of some CRPF jawans are now being taken to their native places

Delhi: Visuals from outside Palam airport. The mortal remains of some CRPF jawans are now being taken to their native places.

 

9:29 pm IST

IPS Association of Uttar Pradesh has decided to contribute one day salary to the family members of the CRPF personnel

The IPS Association of Uttar Pradesh has decided to contribute one day salary to the family members of the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in Pulwama attack yesterday. The amount will be sent to the CRPF Headquarters in Delhi through CRPF Frontier Headquarters, Lucknow, reports news agency ANI.

9:14 pm IST

NIA team collected materials required for forensic evaluation of scene of crime

NIA team,along with explosives and forensic experts,have collected materials required for forensic evaluation of scene of crime. Considering the status, team would continue with sifting of material tomorrow too. Outcome would be made known after analysis is over: NIA, reports news agency ANI.

9:04 pm IST

A candlelight march, organised by Ladakh Buddhist Association, was taken out in Leh earlier today in protest against Pulwama attack

A candlelight march, organised by Ladakh Buddhist Association, was taken out in Leh earlier today in protest against Pulwama attack.

 

8:48 pm IST

Foreign Secretary spoke to Luo Zhaohui separately on Jaish-e-Mohammed and Pakistan

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale met Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui separately during the meeting today over Pulwama attack. The Foreign Secretary spoke on Jaish-e-Mohammed and Pakistan. He also mentioned the matter of listing of Masood Azhar by UNSC, ANI reports quoting sources.

8:40 pm IST

PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to slain CRPF soldiers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes to slain CRPF soldiers.

 

8:28 pm IST

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa lay wreaths on the mortal remains of CRPF jawans

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa lay wreaths on the mortal remains of the CRPF jawans.

 

8:27 pm IST

Rajnath Singh and Nirmala Sitharaman pay tribute to slain CRPF jawans

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pay tribute to slain CRPF soldiers at Palam airport.

 

8:23 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore lay wreaths on the mortal remains of the CRPF jawans

Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore lay wreaths on the mortal remains of the CRPF jawans.

 

8:22 pm IST

India Coast Guard pays tribute to the the jawans who died in terror attack at Pulwama

India Coast Guard pays tribute to the the jawans who died in terror attack at Pulwama.

“Our deepest condolences to the family members,” tweets India Coast Guard.

8:16 pm IST

Congress president Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to slain CRPF soldiers.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to slain CRPF soldiers.

8:15 pm IST

Wreath-laying ceremony of the CRPF jawans underway

Delhi: Wreath-laying ceremony of the CRPF jawans, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack, underway at Palam airport.

 

8:13 pm IST

Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrives at Palam airport to pay tributes to slain CRPF jawans

Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrives at Palam airport to pay tributes to slain CRPF jawans.

8:10 pm IST

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announces compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the families of the jawans

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announces compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the families of the jawans, from the state, who lost their lives in Pulwama attack.

8:06 pm IST

PM Modi has asked ministers in BJP governed states and BJP MPs to attend last rites of jawans

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked ministers in BJP governed states and BJP MPs to attend last rites of jawans, who lost their lives in #PulwamaAttack, in their respective states and constituencies, reports news agency ANI.

8:03 pm IST

Mamata Banerjee has demanded 72 hour national mourning

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has demanded 72 hour national mourning in wake of Pulwama attack.

8:00 pm IST

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal announced Rs. 20 lakh to the family of jawan Moneswar Basumatary

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal announces Rs. 20 lakh to the family of jawan Moneswar Basumatary who was killed in the insurgent attack in Kashmir Valley.

7:42 pm IST

Security forces stage protest in Hyderabad, Telangana

Security forces stage protest in Hyderabad, Telangana.

 

7:39 pm IST

Mortal remains of CRPF jawans who lost their lives in Pulwama attack have been brought to Palam airport

Delhi: Mortal remains of the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in yesterday’s Pulwama attack have been brought to Palam airport.

 

7:35 pm IST

PM Modi at Palam airport to pay tributes to CRPF jawans

PM Narendra Modi at Palam airport to pay tributes to CRPF jawans, according to TV reports.

7:29 pm IST

MEA will continue to take all steps to expose complicity of Pakistan in Pulwama attack

As part of continuing diplomatic efforts on the matter, Foreign Secretary has met around 25 Heads of Mission based in New Delhi today from all P-5 countries, all South Asian countries and other important partners like Japan, Germany, Republic of Korea and others, ANI reports quoting sources.

All Heads of Missions were left in no doubt about the role played by Pakistan based and supported Jaish-e-Mohammed in the terror attack and our demand that Pakistan ceases forthwith all support and financing to terror groups operating from areas under their control.

Foreign Secretary also highlighted the role played by Pakistan in using terrorism as instrument of its state policy. MEA will continue to take all steps to expose complicity of Pakistan in Pulwama attack and demand immediate and verifiable action against JeM and its leader Masood Azhar.

7:17 pm IST

Representatives from different diplomatic missions leave from MEA

Delhi: Representatives from different diplomatic missions leave from the Ministry of External Affairs. Representatives from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, South Korea, Sweden, Bhutan, Canada, Britain, Russia, Israel and others were present.

 

7:15 pm IST

Perpetrators and backers of Pulwama attack should be held accountable: US NSA John Bolton

US NSA John Bolton tells Indian counterpart that US stands with India in countering terrorism. He says perpetrators and backers of Pulwama attack should be held accountable: Government sources.

7:06 pm IST

Uttarakhand CM T S Rawat announces ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh each to families of the jawans from the state

Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announces ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh each to families of the jawans from the state, who lost their lives in Pulwama attack yesterday. One member each of families of the deceased jawans will also be given a government job, as per their qualification.

 

6:58 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi heading to Palam airport where mortal remains of CRPF personnel are being brought from Jammu and Kashmir

Congress president Rahul Gandhi heading to Palam airport where mortal remains of CRPF personnel are being brought from Jammu and Kashmir.

6:57 pm IST

Representatives from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Nepal also present at Ministry of External Affairs

Representatives from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Nepal also present at Ministry of External Affairs.

 

6:47 pm IST

Students pay homage to CRPF jawans at India Gate

Students pay homage to CRPF jawans who laid their lives in a terrorist attack in Pulwama, at India Gate , in New Delhi on Friday.

Students pay homage to CRPF jawans who laid their lives in a terrorist attack in Pulwama, at India Gate , in New Delhi on Friday. ( HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma )
6:40 pm IST

Piyush Gopyal expresses his condolences to families of jawans

Union Minister Piyush Goyal: Unfortunate event in which our soldiers gave supreme sacrifice.I would like to express my condolences to families of noble jawans.I pray God gives their families strength to bear irreparable loss and pray for early recovery and good health of injured jawans.

6:35 pm IST

Delhi: Representatives from 15 countries arrive for MEA meeting

Delhi: Representatives from Germany, Hungary, Italy, European Union, Canada, Britain, Russia, Israel, Australia and Japan have arrived. Representatives from South Korea, Sweden, Slovakia, France, Spain and Bhutan were also present. Meeting had started at 6 pm

6:34 pm IST

Chinese Envoy to India Luo Zhaohui expressed deep sympathy to families of victims and injured

Chinese Envoy to India Luo Zhaohui: Chinese State Councilor and FM Wang Yi wrote to EAM Sushma Swaraj, condemned Pulwama attack, expressed deep sympathy to families of victims and injured, and stressed that China resolutely opposes and strongly condemns all forms of terrorism.

6:12 pm IST

Delhi: Representatives of different diplomatic missions arrive at the Ministry of External Affairs

Delhi: Representatives of different diplomatic missions arrive at the Ministry of External Affairs.

 

5:59 pm IST

Terrorism is a crime against humanity that cannot be justified: South Korea Foreign Ministry

South Korea Foreign Ministry: It is our firm position that terrorism is a crime against humanity that cannot be justified under any circumstances and must be eradicated. We will continue to actively work with the international community to eradicate terrorism.

5:58 pm IST

Strongly condemn terrorist attack on CRPF in Pulwama: South Korea Foreign Ministry

South Korea Foreign Ministry: We strongly condemn the terrorist attack on the CRPF in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir on February 14 and extend deepest condolences and sympathy to those who lost their lives in the attack and their bereaved families.

5:53 pm IST

Delhi: All party meeting to be held tomorrow at 11 am in Parliament library

Delhi: All party meeting to be held tomorrow at 11 am in Parliament library.

5:51 pm IST

There are some elements who are hand in glove with terror organisations: Rajnath Singh

There are some elements who are hand in glove with terror organisations, terror forces & ISI across the border. They are involved in terror conspiracies too. They are toying with the future of the people, especially the youth, of Jammu and Kashmir.

5:48 pm IST

Instructed Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure communal harmony: Rajnath Singh

Some elements in Jammu and Kashmir have links with ISI and terrorist organisations. I have instructed JK government to ensure communal harmony, says Rajnath Singh.

5:46 pm IST

Security provided to people receiving funds from Pakistan and ISI needs to be reviewed: Rajnath Singh

Security provided to people receiving funds from Pakistan and ISI needs to be reviewed, says Rajnath Singh, referring to separatist leaders.

5:41 pm IST

Rajnath Singh meets injured CRPF personnel at Army base camp in Srinagar

Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets injured CRPF personnel at Army base camp in Srinagar.

 

5:40 pm IST

Civilian movement will be stopped for sometime when a large convoy of security forces passes through an area: Rajnath Singh

In the wake of suicide attack on CRPF convoy yesterday, it has been decided that the civilian movement will be stopped for sometime when a large convoy of security forces passes through an area. Civilians will face a little difficulty,we apologise for it, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

 

5:37 pm IST

We will win decisive war against terrorism: Rajnath Singh

We will win decisive war against terrorism, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

5:35 pm IST

We will see this fight against terrorism to the end: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Srinagar: I have requested state governments to extend the maximum help they can lend to the bereaved families. I have given all the necessary directions to the officers. The morale has not taken a hit. We will see this fight against terrorism to the end.

 

5:31 pm IST

Mumbai’s Shri Siddhivinayak Temple trust has announced Rs 51 lakhs as a help for the families of CRPF personnel

Mumbai’s Shri Siddhivinayak Temple trust has announced Rs 51 lakhs as a help for the families of CRPF personnel who lost their lives in Pulwama attack.

5:22 pm IST

India’s Foreign Secretary meeting envoys of P5 nations, key countries in Europe and Asia to brief them on Pak’s involvement in supporting terrorism

India’s Foreign Secretary meeting envoys of P5 nations, key countries in Europe and Asia to brief them on Pakistan’s involvement in supporting terrorism

5:21 pm IST

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu expresses his condolence to families of victims

Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: To my dear friend, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, we stand with you, the security forces and the people of India following this heinous terrorist attack. We send our condolences to the families of the victims.

5:15 pm IST

We should find the root cause of the problem and uproot it: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu: What has this bloodshed got to do with Kartarpur? It connects-people, hearts. When a person becomes a pilgrim out of devotion,he becomes a different person. What I feel is we should deliberate over this, find the root cause of the problem and uproot it.

5:09 pm IST

Pulwama terror strike has agitated all of India: PM Modi

The Pulwama terror strike has agitated all of India. Our brave soldiers have been killed in line of duty, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

5:06 pm IST

Sacrifices of soldiers won’t go waste: PM Modi

I wish to assure the nation that the sacrifices of our soldiers won’t go waste, says PM Narendra Modi.

5:05 pm IST

Sacrifices of those soldiers who laid their lives has angered the country: PM Modi

The sacrifices of those soldiers who laid their lives has angered the country, says PM Narendra Modi.

5:04 pm IST

Pulwama attack: Students of Madina Muslim Public School pay homage to soldiers

Students of Madina Muslim Public School pay homage to soldiers who died in Pulwama attack.

Students of Madina Muslim Public School pay homage to soldiers who died in Pulwama attack. ( HT Photo )
4:59 pm IST

Pulwama attack: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb announces Rs 2 lakh each for families of CRPF personnel

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb announces Rs 2 lakh each for families of CRPF personnel who lost their lives in Pulwama attack.

 

4:53 pm IST

Global counter terrorism council members detained after protests outside Pakistan High Commission

Delhi Police detained global counter terrorism council members after protests outside Pakistan High Commission.

Delhi Police detained global counter terrorism council members after protests outside Pakistan High Commission. ( HT Photo/ Raj K Raj )
4:44 pm IST

Pulwama attack: Shiv Sena demands for a joint session of Parliament to hold discussions

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena to ANI: Shiv Sena demands for a joint session of Parliament to hold discussions over Pulwama attack.

4:43 pm IST

Pulwama attack: Youth congress workers protest in Delhi against Pakistan

Pulwama attack: Youth congress workers protest in Delhi against Pakistan.

Youth congress workers protest in Delhi against Pakistan. ( HT Photo/Raj K Raj )
4:40 pm IST

Time for peace talks with Pakistan over, teach them a lesson: Amarinder Singh

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday called for giving a befitting reply to Pakistan for the attack on CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama by terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad, saying “the time for peace talks is over and they should be taught a lesson.

4:35 pm IST

Pulwama attack: Congress core group meeting underway

Delhi: Congress Core group meeting is underway at the residence of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, over yesterday’s Pulwama attack, reports news agency ANI.

4:30 pm IST

Let’s have a more consistent and long term policy: DS Hooda

Lieutenant General (Retd) DS Hooda who oversaw 2016 Surgical strike operation: It’s a big tragedy and very clearly Pakistan’s hand is completely revealed in this. There needs to be a response to this. But let’s have a more consistent and long term policy.

 

4:10 pm IST

Pulwama attack: Ajay Bisaria will leave for Delhi tonight.

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria will leave tonight for Delhi for the consultations tomorrow: Sources to ANI.

4:02 pm IST

Rajnath Singh, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik hold meeting with officials in Srinagar

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik hold meeting with officials in Srinagar.

 

3:57 pm IST

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria has been called in wake of Pulwama attack

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria has been called to Delhi for consultations in the wake of yesterday’s Pulwama attack: Sources to ANI.

 

3:41 pm IST

It’s attack on India, entire nation should unitedly stand behind govt: Advani

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani Friday described the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’ Pulwama as an attack on India and said the entire country should unitedly stand in firm support of the government.

“Terrorists and their sponsors should know that India can neither be divided nor deterred by their evil designs. The entire nation should stand united in firm support of whatever way the Government of India decides to respond to this attack,” said Advani.

3:24 pm IST

Rajnath helps carry coffin in tribute to martyred CRPF jawans

Union ministers Rajnath Singh and J-K DGP Dilbagh Singh lent a shoulder to mortal remains of a CRPF jawaan, who lost his life in Pulwama attack.

 

3:08 pm IST

Rajnath Singh pays tribute to jawans who lost their lives in Pulwama attack

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, J&K governor Satya Pal Malik and Army’s Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, pay tribute to CRPF personnel who lost their lives in Pulwama attack.

2:58 pm IST

Curfew clamped in entire Jammu City

The Jammu deputy commissioner Ramesh Kumar imposed a curfew in entire Jammu city as a precautionary measure following massive protests and stray incidents of violence over the terror attack in Pulwama.

“In view of prevailing law and order situation in Jammu district, there is every likelihood of breach of peace, which may lead to acts of arson, targeting vehicles and causing loss of life and property. In order to maintain law and order, public tranquility and to protect life and property of general public, I, Ramesh Kumar, district magistrate Jammu, in exercise of powers vested in me under Section 144 Cr PC hereby impose curfew in the area of whole Jammu city,” said an order of the district magistrate.

2:57 pm IST

Terrorism is a cancer, requires collective efforts be rooted out: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned terror attack targeting CRPF personnel in J-K. Expressing deep condolences to the Indian government and people, and the families of the soldiers who fell victim to the incident, Ghani said, “Terrorism is a cancer in the region, and it requires collective efforts to root it out.”

2:47 pm IST

TN CM announces solatium of Rs 20 lakh each to families of CRPF personnel from the state who lost their lives in Pulwama attack

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh each to the families of the two CRPF personnel from the state who lost their lives in #PulwamaAttack yesterday.

2:40 pm IST

India summons Pak envoy, seeks ‘verifiable’ action against Jaish

Foreign Secretary summoned the Pakistan High Commissioner to the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday and issued a very strong demarche in connection with the terrorist attack in Pulwama yesterday, said sources.

The sources said Pakistan must take immediate and verifiable action against the JEM and that it must immediately stop any groups or individuals associated with terrorism operating from its territories. The foreign secretary, reportedly, also rejected the statement made by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan yesterday.

2:24 pm IST

Sacrifice of jawaans won’t go in vain: PM Modi

Our brave soldiers have sacrificed their lives and these sacrifices will not go in vain.The valour of our security forces has been witnessed by the country and there can be no one in our country who doubts their valour and bravery.

2:18 pm IST

Pak is on path to destruction, says PM on Pulwama attack

“Pakistan has been isolated globally, it doesn’t even have funds for it’s day-to-day needs. But, they aren’t getting help from the world.Pakistan is roaming around with its begging bowl. Pulwama attack is an act of its desperation They think Pulwama attack will unnerve us, but Pakistan is on a path to its own destruction. The world is with India. The security forces have been given a free hand. I will make sure that a befitting reply is given to Pakistan,”said PM Modi in MP’s Jhansi

2:13 pm IST

Pak envoy to India at MEA after being summoned

Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood at MEA after he was summoned by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale over the Pulwama attack

India summoned Pakistan’s envoy and lodged strong protest over the killing of nearly CRPF soldiers in an attack by JeM terror group

2:10 pm IST

Uttarakhand IAS association to contribute 1 day’s salary to kins of CRPF personnel

The IAS Association of Uttarakhand will be contributing one day’s salary to the family members of the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in Pulwama attack. The amount will be sent to the CRPF Headquarters in Delhi.

2:05 pm IST

Curfew in parts of Jammu after protests over Pulwama attack

Curfew was imposed in parts of Jammu city on Friday as a precautionary measure following massive protests over the terror attack in Pulwama in the Kashmir Valley in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, officials said.

The Army has been requested to help the administration in maintaining law and order and conduct flag marches, they said.

Curfew imposed at Bus Stand, Nawabad,Bakshi Nagar,Peer Mitha,Pacca Danga,Channi Himmat,Janipur,Domana,and Bagh-E-Bahu areas of Jammu, reported news agency ANI.

1:37 pm IST

Security forces’ convoy halted in Kashmir over Pulwama attack

Movement of convoys of security forces has been halted in the Kashmir valley in Friday in the wake of the Pulwama attack.

1:19 pm IST

It’s a cowardly act: Sidhu on Pulwama terror attack

“It is condemnable, it’s a cowardly act. It needs a permanent solution through dialogue, how long will the Jawans sacrifice their lives? How long will the bloodshed continue? People who do this must be punished. Hurling abuses won’t help,” said Congress’s Navjot Singh Sidhu.

1:13 pm IST

Withdrawal of MFN status to Pak important step by govt: BJP leader Ram Madhav

“Withdrawal of the Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan was an important tactical step by govt. Ministry of External Affairs will undertake major diplomatic initiatives to ensure that Pakistan is brought to justice,” said BJP general secretary Ram Madhav.

India on Friday withdrew the ‘Most-Favoured Nation’ status to Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack and said it will take all steps to isolate the neighbouring country globally.

In a media briefing after the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security(CCS), finance minister Arun Jaitley said all efforts will be made to ensure that perpetrators of the attack are brought to book.

1:08 pm IST

Will not forget, will not forgive: CRPF on Pulwama attack

“We will not forget, We will not forgive-We salute our martyrs of Pulwama attack and stand with the families of our martyr brothers. This heinous attack will be avenged,” tweeted CRPF.

 

12:58 pm IST

In 1st reaction, China says shocked over Kashmir terror attack

China on Friday condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that left 45 CRPF troopers dead, saying it was deeply shocked over the incident and firmly opposed to terrorism.

The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack in Pulwama district. It was the worst ever attack on security forces on any single day since a separatist campaign broke out in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989.

12:54 pm IST

NSA Ajit Doval holds meet with security forces over Kashmir attack: ANI

NSA Ajit Doval has held discussions with all the security forces and agencies on the Pulwama attack, reported news agency ANI.

At least 38 CRPF personnel were killed when a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in, one of the worst terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir in recent years.

12:25 pm IST

The sacrifice of the jawans won’t go in vain: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan

“Pakistan is trying to destabilise the country. The nation respects the sacrifice by our jawans. The country will always be indebted to the security forces. Their sacrifice won’t go in vain. The country will give them befitting reply,” said Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

12:19 pm IST

We stand with our strategic partner India: Germany

“Germany condemns terrorism in all forms. We are gravely shocked and deeply saddened. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims. Germany stand with its strategic partner India,” said Dr Jasper Wieck, charge d’affaires of the German Embassy in India.

12:10 pm IST

Punjab Assembly condemns terror attack in Pulwama

The Punjab Assembly Friday strongly condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama in which at least 37 CRPF personnel were killed and passed a resolution for adjournment of the proceedings of the House for the day.

Members of the House, cutting across party lines, paid tributes to the CRPF personnel killed in a one of deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, and observed two-minutes silence in their memory.

12:00 pm IST

Will work as a united nation to deal with menace of terrorism: Manmohan Singh

“As the Congress President has eloquently put it today is a day of mourning, our country has lost 40 jawans and our foremost duty is to convey to the families who have lost their lives and those who are injured that we are with them. We shall work together as a nation against terrorism and stand united as a nation. Terrorism is a scourge with which we can never compromise,” said former prime minister Manmohan Singh

11:55 am IST

‘We stand with govt,’ says Rahul on Pulwama attack

Addressing a briefing over Kashmir terror attack, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said, “We stand with the govt and the jawans. We support the govt in its actions. It is a terrible tragedy. It’s a violence on the most valuable Indians.”

“The aim of terrorism is to divide the country, no one can divide this country and the entire opposition stands united with the security forces and the government,” he added.

11:50 am IST

KCR cancels birthday celebrations in wake of Pulwama attack

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao cancelled his birthday celebrations scheduled for February 17 in wake of Pulwama attack and appealed to party leaders and workers to not celebrate the event in any form.

11:38 am IST

PM observes 2-minute silence for CRPF at Vande Bharat Express launch

At the launch of Vande Bharat Express in New Delhi, PM Narendra Modi observed a two-minute silence for the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the Pulwama attack.

India’s first semi-high speed train the Vande Bharat Express was flagged off by PM Narendra Modi on Friday from the New Delhi railway station. Railway minister Piyush Goyal and members of the Railway board were on board the train on its inaugural journey.

11:32 am IST

We appeal to Govt to find a lasting solution to this problem: Mayawati on Pulwama attack

“Our party strongly condemns this terrorist attack and offers deepest condolences to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives. We appeal to the central government to find a lasting solution to this problem,” said BSP chief Mayawati over Pulwama terror attack.

11:28 am IST

Protesters burn Pak flag in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad

Several persons on Friday congregated in Begumpura area in Aurangabad and burnt Pakistan’s national flag in protest against the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in restive Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Raising anti-Pakistan slogans, the gathering, comprising mostly youth, asked the neighbouring country to stop supporting terror activities and giving terrorists a safe haven to launch attacks against India.

11:18 am IST

Stay away from political one-upmanship: PM Modi to Oppn over Pulwama attack

“I want to urge those who are criticising that it is an emotional time, stay away from political one-upmanship,” said PM Modi on Pulwama attack.

11:13 am IST

Senior officials accompany Rajnath Singh to Srinagar

Senior officials including Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, DG CRPF RR Bhatnagar, Additional Director IB Arvind Kumar are accompanying home minister Rajnath Singh to Srinagar.

11:09 am IST

If our neighbour thinks it can destabilise India through its tactics , it is making a huge mistake: PM

“If our neighbour which is totally isolated in the world thinks it can destabilise India through its tactics and conspiracies, then it is making a huge mistake,” said Prime Minister Modi over Pulwama attack.

11:08 am IST

I thank all nations who supported us and condemned this incident: PM

“I thank all the nations who have supported us and condemned this incident in the strongest of terms. A strong reply will be given to this attack,” said PM Modi.

11:06 am IST

When all the nations will fight together against terror, it will be eliminated: PM

“When all the nations will fight together against terror, it will be eliminated. The jawans have sacrificed their lives for the country. I assure everyone that we will take every step to bring the perpetrators of the crime to book,” said PM.

11:02 am IST

You have committed a grave crime: PM Modi

Issuing a stern warning to terror outfits, PM Modi said, “You have committed a grave crime. The perpetrators of terror will pay a heavy price.I assure the nation that we will punish the perpetrators of terror.”

10:50 am IST

India withdraws MFN status to Pak: Jaitley after CCS meet

After the CCS meet, Jaitley briefed the media and said “MEA will initiate all possible diplomatic steps which are to be taken to ensure the complete isolation from the international community of Pakistan of which incontrovertible is available of having a direct hand in this act.. The MFN status to Pakistan stands withdrawn.”

10:40 am IST

CCS meet over Kashmir attack that killed 44 jawans ends

CCS meeting, which was held over Kashmir attack that killed 44 jawans, ended. The meeting was held at PM’s residence, 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

The meeting was attended by top Cabinet leaders including defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, home minister Rajnath Singh, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.

10:31 am IST

Let PM take responsibility for Pulwama attack: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy

“We are losing our Jawans; Let PM take responsibility for the attack. It has been proved that the PM does not have 56 inches’ chest,” said Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy.

10:27 am IST

Present govt hasn’t taken any step to curb terrorism in J-K: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy

“When the Congress govt was at Centre and terrorist attack took place, the present PM criticised our Congress govt. So far this govt has not taken any step to curb terrorism in Jammu&Kashmir, on the other hand, it is increasing,” said Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy on Pulawama attack.

10:23 am IST

Pak must be given a befitting reply: Father of CRPF Personnel Ratan Thakur, who lost his life in Pulwama terror attack

“I have sacrificed a son in Mother India’s service, I will send my other son as well to fight, ready to give him up for Mother India, but Pakistan must be given a befitting reply,” said father of CRPF Personnel Ratan Thakur, who lost his life in Pulwama terror attack.

10:09 am IST

IAF C-17 to fly to Srinagar to get mortal remains of CRPF personnel killed in PulwamaAttack

Indian Air Force C-17 will fly to J-K’s Srinagar from Hindon to get the mortal remains of CRPF personnel killed in PulwamaAttack.

At least 44 CRPF personnel were killed when a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in, one of the worst terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir in recent years.

10:07 am IST

Radicalisation of Kashmir boy shows emboldened instance of local terrorists: Former army chief Bikram Singh

“It shows change in tactics of terrorists. IED has been used after a long time, IEDs were used in the past, in 2001-2002 when I was there, this was a normal practice of terrorists, then they resorted to firing from distance.But this thing where a local boy who has been radicalised, he has undertaken a ‘fidayeen’ action on a moving convoy, shows the emboldened instance of local terrorists, also the fact that radicalisation levels have gone up,” said former army chief Bikram Singh.

9:59 am IST

Locals in Varanasi hold protest against Pak, JeM chief

Locals in Varanasi are holding protest against Pakistan and terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar over Pulwama attack.

 

9:55 am IST

Sponsors of Pulwama attack should be duly punished: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin extended condolences to President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi on Pulwama Attack, condemning “this brutal crime.”

The perpetrators and sponsors of this attack, undoubtedly, should be duly punished,” said Putin.

9:57 am IST

‘Terrorism cannot be justified’: Nepal condemns Pulwama attack

“The Government of Nepal strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir today (Thursday) that has resulted in the loss of many precious lives,” the release from Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs put forth late Thursday.

9:47 am IST

CCS meet over Kashmir attack begins

The meeting of Cabinet Committeeon Security has begun at PM’s residence in New Delhi over Pulwama terror attack which killed 44 CRPF jawans.

The CCS takes decisions on matters related to security and strategic affairs.

9:41 am IST

Pulwama terror attack a ‘copy-paste’ of Pak-backed terror in Afghanistan: Afghan minister

“The heinous act of terror in Kashmir has all the hallmarks of a common source & sponsor of terrorism in our region. It is a copy paste of what Pakistan backed terror groups do in Afghanistan. We condemn the attack & convey our condolences to Indian people,” Amrullah Saleh, the acting Minister of Interior of Afghanistan, tweeted in the aftermath of the heinous assault.

9:37 am IST

All political programmes of PM, top BJP leaders cancelled

All political programmes of BJP leaders including PM Modi and party chief Amit Shah have been cancelled following Kashmir terror attack that killed 44 CRPF jawans.

9:25 am IST

Sitharaman, Jaitley, Doval, Rajnath arrive at PM’s residence for CCS meeting

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, home minister Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval and finance minister Arun Jaitley have arrived at PM’ rersidence 7, Lok Kalyan Marg for the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security.

9:21 am IST

NIA team leaves for Srinagar

An NIA team has left for Srinagar to visit the attack spot around 11 am.

At least 44 CRPF personnel were killed when a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in, one of the worst terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir in recent years.

9:07 am IST

Pakistan is frustrated: J-K guv over Pulwama attack

“Pakistan is frustrated, after successful elections they could not recruit new terrorists, stone pelting has stopped, so it wanted to do something. We have alerted all installations and cantonments as Pakistan may do something else,” said J-K governor Satya Pal Malik

8:52 am IST

Arun Jaitley assumes charge as finance minister, to attend CCS meeting: Sources

Arun Jaitley assumed charge as finance minister and will attend the Cabinet Committee meeting on Security, said official sources

8:46 am IST

Nirmala Sitharaman returns from Sweden, to attend CCS meeting

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has returned from Sweden. She will attend the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at 9:15 am.

During her visit to the Nordic country, Sitharam, signed a security protection agreement that will enable the two countries to share classified information with each other on Thursday.