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PHOTOS: Seven years on, Mumbai honours its 26/11 heroes

Last updated on: November 26, 2015 16:23 IST

On Thursday, floral tributes were paid to the martyrs who laid down their lives while fighting terrorists who had attacked the city on this day seven years ago.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis paid a floral tribute to the martyrs of the 26/11 on the seventh anniversary of the attacks. Photograph: Sahil Salvi

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was among the dignitaries who paid homage at the 26/11 police memorial site at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana in south Mumbai.

Family members mourn whilst paying tributes to victim of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. Photograph: Sahil Salvi

“I pay homage to the brave policemen who fought for Mumbai’s safety and laid down their lives for us on 26/11. We are proud of them and we will strive hard for safety and security of our state,” Fadnavis said.

“We will strengthen the police force with better equipment. It is our priority,” he said.

The honour guard pays their tribute to their fallen comrades. Photograph: Sahil Salvi

Family members of the policemen, who lost their lives during the November 2008 attacks, were also present during the ceremony.

A beautiful rangoli paying tribute to those who lost their lives attacks drawn out in front of a plaque commemorating the policemen martyred during the attack. Photograph: Sahil Salvi

On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists arrived by sea route and opened fire indiscriminately at people killing 166, including 18 security personnel, and injuring several others, besides damaging property worth crores.

People gather around a rangoli dedicated to the martyrs of the 26/11 attacks. Photograph: Sahil Salvi

The then Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai's Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte and Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar were among those killed in the attack. 

A police officer pays tribute to the martyrs of the terror attack. Photograph: Sahil Salvi

The attack had begun on November 26 and lasted until November 29. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Leopold Cafe, CamaHospital, the Nariman House Jewish community centre were some of the places targeted by the terrorists.

Ajmal Kasab was the only terrorist who was captured alive. He was hanged four years later on November 21, 2012.

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