New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday alleged that the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai happened through sea route, during his two-day visit to Chennai.

The 26/11 attack dates back to November 26, 2008, when 10 heavily-armed terrorists from Pakistan killed 166 people and injured over 300 as they attacked Mumbai.

During his visit to the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Singh was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “Our country is facing significant challenges from non-state and state-sponsored terrorism. Attack of 26/11 happened through sea route only. It is a strong resolve of the government that we will not let such incidents to happen on our territory.”

Notably, Rajnath Singh was the chief guest at the investiture ceremony of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Tuesday. Singh is scheduled to commission the Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Varaha on Wednesday, i.e., September 25 which will be the last day of his visit to Chennai, stated a senior Defence Ministry official.

Offshore patrol vehicle ‘Vahara’ is developed by a private agency as per a contract signed with the Defence Ministry. The contract directs the private firm to build seven offshore patrol vehicles of which two vehicles have already been delivered and commissioned.