India has honored security officers killed during last year's Mumbai attacks as it celebrated its 60th Republic Day.
Families of the six officers received India's highest peacetime medals
from President Pratibha Patil in New Delhi Monday. The officers were
killed during the terrorist attacks which left more than 170 people
dead in November.
India blames the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group, who say they are fighting to liberate Muslims in Kashmir.
A military parade was also held to showcase troops, weaponry and aircraft.
U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated the people of India on the
occasion. A White House statement said that together, the United States
and India can celebrate their shared belief in democracy, liberty,
pluralism, and religious tolerance.
Mr. Obama also wished Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a quick recovery following heart surgery on Saturday.