New Delhi: A decade ago on this very day, one of the most audacious attacks on India’s security took place. Ten years back, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists sailed into Mumbai from Karachi and carried out coordinated attacks that lasted three days. Some of the most famous landmarks of Mumbai — the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, Oberoi Trident hotel, Nariman House and Leopold Cafe — were attacked, killing as many as 164 people and grievously wounding more than 200. For two nights and three days, Hotel Taj Mahal burned, showing how vulnerable Indian cities were to terror.

Here we evaluate the attack in terms of numbers

  • Number of hours the attack lasted: 68
  • Number of attackers: 10
  • Number of attackers who were Pakistanis: 10
  • Number of final targets chosen: 4
  • Total number of people the terrorists killed: 164
  • Number of Indian citizens killed: 136
  • Number of Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives in prison: 0


Trials and tribulations


  • Number of times India has officially stated that Pakistan is not doing enough on the 26/11 trial: 23
  • Total number of days after 26/11 that the PMs of India and Pakistan met for the first time: 232
  • Number of days after 26/11 that the formal trial began in Pakistan: 311
  • Number of days after 26/11 that the actual terror trial began in Pakistan: 1256
  • Number of times journalists have been given access to trial proceedings: 0
  • Total number of times the PMs of India and Pakistan have met since 26/11: 9
  • Total number of dossiers India has given to Pakistan as evidence of Pakistan's hand in 26/11: 15
  • Total number of Pakistani nationals arrested in connection with 26/11: 6
  • Total number of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in jail in connection with 26/11: 0
  • Total number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan since 26/11 (including incidents along the international border): 1454
  • Number of times Pakistan has moved resolutions against Indian since 26/11: 4
  • Number of days after 26/11 that Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was arrested by Pakistani authorities: 11
  • Number of days after the Peshawar school massacre that Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was granted bail: 2
  • Number of times Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has been placed under house arrest since 26/11: 3
  • Number of times Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has been arrested since 26/11: 0
  • Number of days from the time Interpol issued red corner notice on Hafiz Muhammad Saeed till the time Lahore high court quashed all charges against him: 74
  • Number of recorded rallies since 26/11 in which Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has warned of jihad against India: 27