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26/11 targets chosen carefully to attack secular India: PC

Each target during the Mumbai terror attack was chosen carefully to create maximum impact, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said after unveiling a memorial for 18 security personnel, including policemen, killed during the attack. See special | India pays homage to 26/11 victims

india Updated: Nov 26, 2009 22:06 IST

Each target during the Mumbai terror attack was chosen carefully to create maximum impact, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Wednesday.

"The adversary chose the target carefully which included two iconic buildings. A year ago, the very idea of secular, plural, tolerant and democratic India was attacked," Chidambaram said after unveiling a memorial for 18 security personnel including policemen killed during the attack.

Stating that the "police force rose as one force" to defend the integrity of the country, the minister said "I ask all of you to respect security forces of India."