National Security Advisor Ajit Doval speaking at the 80th anniversary parade of the Central Reserve Police Forces in Gurgaon said the “supreme sacrifice” of the 40 CRPF soldiers who died in Pulwama terror attack last month won’t be forgotten.
Doval said, “I want to pay tribute to the brave 40 CRPF jawans, who sacrificed their lives in Pulwama for the country. The country hasn’t forgotten and it will never forget. If your morale is high, India’s future is safe, maintain this credibility, capability and professionalism as India is looking up to you.”
He added , “What we have to do, which path to follow, what action is to be taken and at what time our nation’s leadership is capable and strong enough to decide.”
NSA Ajit Doval at the 80th CRPF Anniversary Parade in Gurugram: What we have to do, which path we have to follow, what action is to be taken & at what time, our nation's leadership is capable & strong enough to take this decision & face every kind of challenge. https://t.co/VRO5P0Wn1d
— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2019
The Passing Out Parade this year did not hold any cultural programme as a mark of respect to the Pulwama soldiers.
The retired IPS officer, and former head of the Intelligence Bureau received a lot of criticism after the Pulwama attacks. The Opposition questioned the major security lapse and directly targeted the Prime Minister and Mr. Doval after Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility of the terror attacks. The opposition got a chance to attack the duo once again after China vetoed the blacklisting of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar at the UNSC.