Floral tributes were paid on Friday to the martyrs who laid down their lives while fighting terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008.

President Ram Nath Kovindpaid tributes to the bravehearts and saluted them for their courage and valour.

President Kovind tweeted, "My heartfelt tributes to the martyrs and homage to the victims of the 26/11 #MumbaiTerrorAttacks. The nation will always be grateful for the bravery and sacrifice of the security forces who laid down their lives in the line of duty," 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted in Hindi: "I pay tributes to the martyrs of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks who faced the terrorists valiantly. The entire country will be proud of their valour and remain indebted for their sacrifice."

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted: "On the 13th anniversary of the November 26 terror attack on Mumbai, we remember the innocent lives we lost. My tributes to everyone who lost their lives in those attacks. Our security forces displayed exemplary courage during 26/11 attacks. I salute their bravery & sacrifice."

The BJP national vice-president and spokesperson Baijayant Panda tweeted, "Never forget. The 26/11 #MumbaiTerrorAttack was state-sponsored terrorism by a cowardly enemy that took many innocent lives.It counted on India's weak response & deliberate obfuscation.All that has changed, #NewIndia is far stronger, safer, determined & respected.Jai Hind "

"Homage to all the people who lost their lives in the heinous 26/11 #MumbaiTerrorAttacks.I also salute the grit & resilience of the people of Mumbai and the valour of the police & armed forces in thwarting the attacks. The country will remain indebted for the sacrifices.", tweeted Minister of Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmedra Pradhan.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and state Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil paid their respects at the memorial at the police headquarters in south Mumbai.

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