Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu paid tributes to security personnel killed in the Mumbai terror attacks on 11th anniversary of 26/11 terror attack.
“I salute the bravery and devotion of our security personnel who laid down their lives to protect the motherland.The nation shall forever remain grateful to their sacrifices,” he said. Naidu also paid tributes to all those killed in the 2008 attacks in the country’s commercial capital. “My tributes to all those who lost their lives in the dastardly Mumbai terror attack of 2008. We stand in solidarity with the bereaved families,” his office tweeted.
Floral tributes were paid on Tuesday to those who laid down their lives while fighting Pakistani terrorists who had attacked Mumbai on this day 11 years ago.
In Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was among the dignitaries who paid homage at the 26/11 police memorial site at Mumbai Police Gymkhana in south Mumbai. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari also paid tributes to the martyrs.
State Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta, Director General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve, and family members of the policemen who lost their lives during the attacks were also present during the ceremony.
Railway officials also laid wreathes at the 26/11 memorial at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, one of the targets of the terror attack.