New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in the dastardly Pulwama attack, saying that the country will never forget their martyrdom.

In a tweet this morning, the Prime Minister termed the slain security personnel were “exceptional individuals” who devoted their lives to serving and protecting the nation.

"India will never forget the martyrdom of security personnel killed in Pulwama Attack. They were exceptional individuals who devoted their lives to serving and protecting our nation," said PM Modi.

Union Home Minister BJP President Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also paid tributes to the slain CRPF personnel, saying that the country will never forget their scarifies.

"I pay homage to the martyrs of Pulwama attack. India will forever be grateful of our bravehearts and their families who made supreme sacrifice for the sovereignty and integrity of our motherland," Amit Shah said in a tweet.

Rajanth Singh, who was the Home Minister then, also said that the entire country stands united against terrorism and "everyone is committed to continue fight against this menace".

"Remembering the fallen CRPF personnel who were martyred during the dastardly attack in Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) on this day in 2019. India will never forget their sacrifice," he tweeted.

At least 40 CRPF jawans were killed after the convoy of 78 buses, in which around 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar, came under attack.

Following the dastardly attack, India had launched extensive diplomatic efforts to get JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as a global terrorist, which finally became a reality on May 1 last year when China lifted its technical hold on a proposal introduced by the US, the UK, and France in the 1267 Committee of the UN Security Council.

Around 12 days after the terror attack, in the wee hours of February 26, the Indian Air Force (IAF) jets bombed the JeM camp in Balakot, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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