Pakistan Fully Responsible For Pulwama Blast : Military Grade Explosives Used
Indian Army has confirmed that military grade explosives such as RDX, PETN (Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate), TNT (Trinitrotoluene) have been used by terrorists in the Pulwama Blast. This now has the military and the intelligence community, all truly worried.
Doubts if any at all over Pakistan’s involvement in the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF men were killed last Thursday, have been removed by both the military explosive experts and the civil forensic experts.
Both their findings have concluded that the suicide bomber had used high intensity ‘military grade’ explosives (RDX) supplied by the Pakistani defence forces.
The forensic experts have also concluded that the explosive-laden vehicle used by the Jaish-e-Muhammed terrorist was a Maruti Eeco van.
In the preliminary findings after visiting the spot of ghastly attack, experts said although RDX a military explosive must have been smuggled across into India months back, and assembled into an Explosive Device inside the Maruti car within a range of 5-7 km of the blast site.
Although rain washed away some vital evidence after the attack and a final forensic report is awaited, a senior expert said that seeing the damage all around the RDX used in the blast could be around 50-70 kg. Any thing bigger that is 100-300 kg would have caused more damage all around.
The final report would take some time, but it appears that more than one highly trained bomb maker assembled the device. Final assembly of the trigger switch, detonator and fuse might have been done sometime prior to the time of attack.
One expert, who specialises in study of IEDs and explosives used in bombings world over, has also opined that this is the “first ever such bombing” in India mirroring vehicle-borne suicide bombings carried out by Islamic State and al-Qaida terror groups in West Asian countries.
There was a massive black smoke after the blast, and everything melted, like seen in car bombings in West Asia.
He also ruled out the Pulwama bomb being completely similar to the 2000 Badami Bagh suicide car bomb and the one used in the 2001 J&K assembly attack in which a terrorist rammed a car into the gates of the assembly before blowing it up.
“While the teenager in the Badami Bagh incident had panicked before the attack, the J&K assembly bomber also took some time to trigger the bomb,” he said.
This shows that Pulwama bomber Aadil Ahmad Dar was fully prepared mentally to blow himself up along with the CRPF Jawans, a theory which gives little credence to the possibility of somebody else triggering the bomb from a distance.