The defence experts on Sunday condoled the death of eight security personnel in Pulwama terror attack and said the Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district has become a hub of terrorism. Talking to ANI, defence expert P.K. Sehgal said, “I would like to pay my condolences to the next kin of those who have laid down their lives for the nation. Pulwama has become hub of terrorism. This year by far, it is the biggest attack in terms of number of soldiers who have been martyred.”
Another defence expert Shivali Deshpande also expressed grief over death of jawans and said the army has to maintain pressure on the terrorists. “This is bad news that eight security personnel have been martyred. Infiltration should be curbed. It is a good thing that we are dominating the Line of Control (LoC) very strongly. The intelligence sources also have to be upright. Such encounters are signs that we are getting good intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorist in these localities,” she told ANI.
Earlier on Saturday, eight security personnel, including four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans and four policemen, were killed in the encounter between the security forces and fidayan terrorists in Pulwama district. In the massive gunfight, three terrorists were also gunned down.
Speaking to ANI, Inspector General, Kashmir, Munir Khan said, “Bodies of three terrorists were recovered on Saturday.” The terrorists carried out a suicide attack on District Police Lines in south Kashmir’s Pulwama. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti strongly condemned the killing of jawans.
Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley also condoled the death of army and police personnel killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “My thoughts & prayers are with the families of J&K police & CRPF personnel martyred in the #pulwama encounter.(sic),” he tweeted.