Floral tributes were paid to those who laid down their lives while fighting terrorists who had attacked the metropolis on 26th of November eight years ago.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. 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. The then ATS 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. “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 police force with better equipment. It is our priority,” he said. Hon’ble Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, former Mumbai police commissioners Julio Ribeiro, M N Singh and several senior officer and former police officers were also present. Maharashtra police chief Satish Mathur and Mumbai CP. Datta Padsalgikar were away on official duty and could not attend the ceremony.