Nation is seething with anger after terrorists hit Pulwama district in one of the deadliest attacks in the three decades of Kashmir insurgency. At least 37 jawans were killed and several injured when a suicide bomber rammed a Scorpio car laden with 200 kg of explosives into a CRPF convoy in Awantipora town of Pulwama district on Thursday. This is one of the worst attacks since the 2001 Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly car bombing. Latest Updates
India has been globally praised for its significant counter terrorism actions while Pakistan-based militant groups have continued their terror attacks in the country. Narendra Modi-led government avenged 2016 Uri attack with surgical strike in Pakistan 11 days after the attack.
The latest Pulwama attack comes months ahead of the General Election in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top ministers held a security review meeting. PM Modi said those behind the terror attack would pay a "very heavy price" and had made a "huge mistake". Union Minister Arun Jaitley said the government has decided to take all possible diplomatic steps to ensure "complete isolation" of Pakistan and has withdrawn 'Most Favoured Nation' status to the country. The US has also asked Pakistan to "immediately end support and safe haven to all terrorist groups".