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Those responsible for Pulwama attack will definitely be punished: PM Modi

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 15, 2019, 11.16 AM (IST)

After meeting top members of the cabinet committee on security(CCS) on Friday morning, PM Modi said all Indians are angry right now after the terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday evening.

In the CCS meeting, India decided to withdraw Most Favoured Nation(MFN) status to Pakistan.

"I warn terrorists they will pay a big price," the prime minister said.

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"Terrorists have made a big mistake," he asserted.

"The forces behind this act of terrorism and those responsible for it, will be definitely be punished."

The prime minister said India is united in its hour of grief.

"If our neighbour which is totally isolated in the world thinks it can destabilise India through its tactics and conspiracies, then it is making a big mistake," he said.

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The prime minister thanked all nations who supported India after the attack on Pulwama in which over 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

A suicide bomber from the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group had rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus in Pulwama district killing on Thursday evening killing at least 40 personnel and leaving many critically wounded. 

"I pay tribute to soldiers who lost their lives at Pulwama. Our security forces have been given full freedom. We have full faith in their bravery," the PM said.

"I understand sentiments of those criticising us but I want to urge them, it is an emotional time, stay away from political one-upmanship, the prime minister insisted.