In the year 2008, on 26th November, India had witnessed a gruesome terror attack on Mumbai.
The locations where terrorists attacked?
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
How did they reach the Indian coast?
They started at Karachi in steamers with weapons. Later, they caught the fishing boat and killed the man who held the fishing boat. The terrorists were members of Lashkar E Taiba.
How many were killed in the terrorists attack?
The terrorists killed many people and many people were injured. Nearly 174 people were killed and 300 were injured.
Is there Pakistan hand behind this terrorist attack?
Yes, in 2018, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif suggested that the Pakistani government played a role in the 2008 Mumbai attack.
What is the name of the operation by NSG?
India’s National Security Guards (NSG) conducted Operation Black Tornado to flush out the terrorists.
Is there any information before the attacks to Indian security agencies?
The Declassified files of FBI USA revealed that it informed Indian agencies on which places the attackers would attack and gave vital information but the Indian government could not prevent it from happening.
How many days it went on:
From 26th to 29th November, At least 174 people died including 9 attackers and more than 300 were wounded.
Assistant Police Sub-Inspector Tukaram Omble, who succeeded in capturing a terrorist alive, with his bare hands.
Joint Commissioner of Police Hemant Karkare, the Chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad
Additional Commissioner of Police: Ashok Kamte
Encounter specialist Senior Inspector Vijay Salaskar
Senior Inspector Shashank Shinde
NSG Commando, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan
NSG Commando, Hawaldar Gajender Singh Bisht
The other controversy about the attack:
The terrorists wore sacred thread according to Rakesh Misra in his words
’26/11 would have been called Hindu terror attack’ this conspiracy is unknown to many people.
There was government failure. The government did not take it seriously and ignored the intelligence information on this on top of that, there was considerable delay in sending the NSG commandos. The vote bank politics might have made then government to ignore the intelligence reports. It is not new to old governments. Even, Hyderabad Gokul and Lumbini Park explosions and many more had happened in this way.