India lost more than 40 brave CRPF jawans in the ghastly terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.
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. pic.twitter.com/jRqKCcW7u8— 🇮🇳CRPF🇮🇳 (@crpfindia) February 15, 2019
It was an emotional and solemn moment when the bodies of the slain soldiers reached Delhi's Palam air force area draped in the tricolour.
They were received by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The nation will not forget the supreme sacrifice of our brave @crpfindia jawans. Paid my last respects to the martyrs of Pulwama in Srinagar today. Their sacrifice will not go in vain. pic.twitter.com/uJKUoFmKev— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) February 15, 2019
The entire nation paid its last respects to the bravehearts as PM Modi bowed down his head and walked around the 40 coffins with folded hands.
We salute you, brave sons of Mother India.You lived for the nation and served the country with unparalleled valour. We stand in solidarity with the bereaved families. pic.twitter.com/tav2J3hSMI— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2019
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, the chiefs of the armed forces, Army, Air Force and Navy also paid their homage to the slain CRPF personnel.
The scene at the homes of these soldiers was that of grief as their bodies reached one by one.
Thousands of people gathered at the soldiers' hometowns to pay their last tributes to the martyrs.
This was the scene in CRPF jawan Ramesh Yadav's native village Tofapur in Varanasi, when his mortal remains arrived.
As the mortal remains of our soldiers return home, thousands have gathered to pay their homage to our bravehearts.
We stand strong because We stand United: People from Dhenkanal, Odisha march with candles in their hands and flames in their hearts in memory of martyrs of CRPF in Pulwama attack. pic.twitter.com/g11Lg18JBd— Moses dhinakaran (@dhinakaran1464) February 15, 2019
Jammu & Kashmir: Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) took out a candle light march in Leh to pay tribute to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who lost their lives in #PulwamaAttack. (15/2/19) pic.twitter.com/ShtViWw7Fu— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
The ghastly terror attack which shook the entire nation witnessed the soldiers fighting till their last breath. Despite being seriously injured, the jawans who initially survived the suicide bombing continued firing in retaliation.