Eleven years after the dastardly Mumbai terror attack, US ambassador to India Kenneth Juster urged the people to remain strong and united in the face of terrorism, and more determined than ever to defeat it. Leaders in Mumbai paid tribute to the fallen heroes at Marine Drive in Mumbai
New Delhi: Defence minister Rajnath Singh paid tributes to the victims who lost their lives in the terror attacks and said he would visit Mumbai to attend a programme at Gateway of India and listen to the "Stories of Strength" of some of the attacks' survivors.
"My heartfelt tributes to those who lost their lives in 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack. I salute the courage of all security forces who fought fearlessly against the terrorists that day. We also salute the fortitude of the victims' families as they have been an inspiration for us," Singh tweeted.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis also paid tribute to victims of 26/11 terror attacks on the 11th anniversary of the ghastly attacks.
The two leaders remembered the sacrifice of the victims and paid floral tributes at the Police Memorial at the Marine Drive.
US ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Tuesday (November 26) urged for a united and robust stand to defeat terrorism as India marked the 11th anniversary of Mumbai terror blasts that killed nearly 166 people in 2008.
"Today marks the 11th Anniversary of the #MumbaiTerrorAttack. As we remember and honour the victims and stand side-by-side with the people of India, we must remain strong and united in the face of terrorism, and more determined than ever to defeat it," the ambassador wrote on Twitter after paying tributes to the victims of the attacks.
Mumbai had come to a standstill on this day 11 years ago when 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists came to the city via sea route from Pakistan and carried out a series of coordinated attacks that injured over 300 and killed as many as 166 people in India's financial capital.
Attacks took place at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, Cama Hospital, Nariman House business and residential complex, Leopold Cafe, Taj Hotel and Tower and the Oberoi-Trident Hotel.
While the nine terrorists were killed, the lone terrorist Ajmal Kasab was captured alive and sentenced to death at Yerwada Central Jail in Pune in 2012.
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