For 58 hours, as a bunch of determined, and lethally armed, terrorists held Mumbai to ransom, out to destroy everything the city, and India, stands for, our men in uniform have taken them on, bravely and against all odds.
Finally, at considerable cost to themselves, the security forces have brought the grim nightmare to an end.
For this, no words will be enough to pay tribute them. As a stunned nation gropes around for a ray of hope, our heroes in uniform stand tall, assuring us that the nation's, and our own, destiny, is in safe hands.
At this emotional moment, rediff.com pays tribute to our Heroes in Uniform. Come, join us, in celebrating our Real Life Heroes.
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