Mumbai, Nov 26: India won't forget 26/11 easily. In 2008, on this date, the country's busiest metropolitan city and financial capital, Mumbai was attacked by gun-wielding men from Pakistan who killed 166 people and injured hundreds of others.
The lone surviving gunman in the incident, Ajmal Kasab, was executed in Pune's Yerwada jail at 7:30 am on November 21, 2012.
The Twitter community has been paying tributes to those who were killed in the horrendous shootout, using the hash tag #LestWeForget and #IndiaWon'tForget26/11.
Here are a few tweets on 26/11:
Bombay burned. Commissioner G went around like a headless chicken. 10 men ran amok. People died. Nation watched. #LestWeForget 26/11— Lutyens' Leopard (@Leopard212) November 25, 2014
Pakistan has to sacrifice their character of terrorism or the world map has to reframe. #IndiaWontForget2611— Shubham Jaiswal (@_JaiswalShubham) November 26, 2014
#IndiaWontForget2611 , paying tribute to those who lost their lives on #26/11. We have yet to learn lessons from the unfortunate event .— Vilas Kanyal (@vilaskanyal) November 26, 2014
26/11 - The day when Mumbai feared & cried. Remembering the chaos & anarchy. Remembering the brave & lost ones. #IndiaWontForget2611— Devansh Patel (@PatelDevansh) November 26, 2014
#IndiaWontForget2611 We stand united. We stand strong. We stand brave. We stand fast. We are never to be perturbed.— Tiger (@Vamshiavk) November 26, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the victims of horrific 26/11 terror attacks and saluted the security personnel while reaffirming India's commitment to combat the menace of terror and "uproot it from the face of humankind".
"We remember the horrific terror attacks in Mumbai on this day in 2008 and pay homage to the innocent men and women who lost their lives," Modi, who arrived here yesterday to attend 18th SAARC Summit, tweeted.
We remember the horrific terror attacks in Mumbai on this day in 2008 & pay homage to the innocent men & women who lost their lives.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2014
We salute the brave security personnel who laid down their lives to protect several lives on that fateful day. They are our true heroes.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2014
Today is a day to reaffirm our commitment to work together to combat the menace of terror & uproot it from the face of humankind.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2014