The Embassy of India in Berlin held a memorial event on November 26 to mark the tenth anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, and to pay tribute to the victims.
One hundred and sixty-six people were killed in the 2008 shooting and bombing attacks across the city, including nationals from 14 countries, of which three were from Germany.
India’s Ambassador to Germany, Mrs Mukta Dutta Tomar, lit a candle,along with Director General of the German Federal Foreign Office Ms Ina Lepel,to pay homage to the victims. Expressing heartfelt condolences to all those who lost their lives in the brutal attacks, including the security forces, the Ambassador highlighted the Indian Government’s resolve to fight against terror, and appealed to the International community to unite in their condemnation of global terrorism in all its forms.
Ms Ina Lepel also honoured the victims of 26/11,stressing the importance of India-Germany bilateral cooperation in tackling terrorism and reiterating the commitment to fight against terrorism made by Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Merkel in their Joint Statement of May 2017.
The memorial event was also attended by members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of the Indian community.