Pulwama terror attack: No intelligence failure, says government

Conspirators, suicide attacker and vehicle provider identified, Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy informs Rajya Sabha.

June 26, 2019 10:17 pm | Updated 10:20 pm IST - New Delhi

Securitymen inspect the site of a blast in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, 2019.

Securitymen inspect the site of a blast in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, 2019.

The government informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the Pulwama terror attack was not an “intelligence failure”.

Responding to a question “whether the reasons of Pulwama terror attack was failure of intelligence”, Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy said in a written response, “No Sir.”

“The investigation by the NIA so far has resulted in identifying the conspirators, suicide attacker and the vehicle provider,” Mr. Reddy said. Forty CRPF personnel were killed in Pulwama on February 14 when an explosive-laden car driven by a terrorist rammed into their bus.

He said Jammu and Kashmir had been affected by terrorism sponsored and supported from across the border for the last three decades. “However, owing to the policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism and sustained action against the terrorists by the security forces, a large number of terrorists had been neutralised during the past few years. All agencies are working in a coordinated manner and the intelligence inputs are shared among various agencies on real time basis,” he said.

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