What is Pulwama Attack?
Pulwama district is in Jammu and Kashmir. The Pulwama Attack killed more than 40 CPRF personnel. It occurred on February 14, 2019. The Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack was conducted by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber. The UN and several other countries condemned the attack. This includes China, Russia, and France, the UK, the US, and Israel. In 2023, the CPRF marked the fourth anniversary of its fellowmen.
The consequence of Pulwama Attack: Balkot Airstrikes
India launched the Balakot Airstrike in response to the Pulwama attack. During the airstrike, The IAF dropped bombs into Balkot and blasted the training camps of Jaish-e-Mohammed. Around 300 to 350 terrorists were killed during the operation. India conducted the strikes crossing the Line of Control!
At the UN
India wanted the United Nations Security Council to designate the Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief, Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. However, China blocked the resolution. If marked as a global terrorist, all assets of Masood will be frozen. He will be banned from travelling. Also, he cannot indulge in an arms embargo. However, after a big struggle, the UN designated Masood as a global terrorist. However, the organization did not mention the Pulwama attack marking him a terrorist. Meaning, he was not made a global terrorist for the Pulwama attack; but for other reasons.
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