26/11-A Recollection...

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Hemant Karkare

Hemant Karkare was the chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad. He was killed during the 2008 Mumbai attacks after being shot three times in the chest. His bravery was honoured generously with the Ashoka Chakra on 26 January 2009.

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Hemant Karkare
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Ashok Kamte

Ashok Kamte was the Additional Commissioner of Mumbai Police for the East Region. He was killed in terrorist action during the 2008 Mumbai attacks. His bravery was honoured with the Ashoka Chakra on 26 January 2009.

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Ashok Kamte
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Sandeep Unnikrishnan

Sandeep Unnikrishnan was a Major in the Indian Army serving in the elite Special Action Group of the National Security Guards (NSG). He was killed in action while fighting terrorists in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. His bravery was honoured with the Ashoka Chakra, India's highest peace time gallantry award, on 26 January 2009.

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Sandeep Unnikrishnan
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Vijay Salaskar

Vijay Salaskar was a Senior Police Inspector and encounter specialist serving with the Mumbai police. He was widely credited with killing 75â€"80 criminals in encounters â€" most of these were members of the Arun Gawli gang. Salaskar was killed while fighting terrorists in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Captured terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab claimed responsibility for the killing. Before his death Salaskar was head of the Anti-Extortion Cell, Mumbai. His patriotism and bravery was honoured with the Ashoka Chakra on 26 January 2009.

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Vijay Salaskar
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Shashank Shinde

Shashank Shinde-Hardworking and sincere, that’s how most people, including former Deputy Commissioner of Police (Government Railway Police) Ramrao Pawar, describe Railway Police Inspector Shashank Shinde who lost his life during a scuffle with two terrorists inside Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), where he was posted.

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Shashank Shinde
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Tukaram Omble

Tukaram Omble-Tukaram Omble was an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), and a retired army man who had entered the Mumbai police. He was killed during the 2008 Mumbai attacks while fighting terrorists at Girgaum Chowpatty. The Indian government honored him with the Ashoka Chakra â€" for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent valour or self-sacrifice â€" on 26 January 2009.

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Tukaram Omble
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Balasaheb Bhosale

Balasaheb Bhosale was assistant police sub inspector in Mumbai before he was killed in the terrorist attacks.

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Balasaheb Bhosale
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Arun Raghunath Chitte

Arun Raghunath Chitte joined the Mumbai police in 1995 as a driver. He spent ten of his 13 years in service as Inspector Vijay Salaskar's driver.Though he was not with his boss that fateful night, both Chitte and Salaskar were killed by the same terrorists within minutes of each other.

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Arun Raghunath Chitte
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Ambadas Pawar

Constable Ambadas Pawar, who was believed to have died during the indiscriminate firing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on November 26 terror strikes, had fought and succumbed to injuries in an exchange of fire with the terrorists.

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Ambadas Pawar
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