The Pulwama attack on February 14, 2019, where a suicide bomber from Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) targeted a convoy of CRPF personnel, killing 40 soldiers, shook India. The tension between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue is the backdrop for this attack. India and Pakistan have been fighting over the ownership of the region since the partition of India in 1947, leading to numerous conflicts between the two nations. The Pulwama attack sparked widespread outrage and anger across India. The Indian government responded by condemning the attack and vowing to take revenge. The Indian Air Force carried out a successful surgical strike on a JeM training camp in Balakot, Pakistan. However, the aftermath of the attack escalated the tension between India and Pakistan. The recent interview of former Governor Satya Pal Malik highlights the need for transparency, accountability, and the avoidance of politicization in such tragic incidents.

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