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  1. Daredevil

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    Three more arrested in Bangalore blasts case

    BANGALORE: The Bangalore police, with the help of Kerala their counterparts, arrested three persons — Tajuddin from Vedimara, Ernakulam district in Kerala, Sarfuddin alias Sarfu from Kannur in Kerala and Abdul Khadar from Virajpet in Karnataka.

    The trio were involved in the Bangalore serial blasts by providing logistics like vehicles to carry out bombing. Four vehicles involved in transportation of bomb materials and planting of bombs were also seized from Kerala, police said.
    With these arrests, the number of the accused arrested has increased to 15.
    The main accused like Riyaz Bhatkal (30) from Bhatkal town, Sameer(30) of Kannur are still at large. Wali alias Rehan alias Rasheed Obidulla, a Pakistani national, Ali alias Isha alias Ali Abdul Azeez Hooti, a Omani national and Saleem alias Mabasheer Shayeed alias Yahya, a Pakistani national are also wanted in the case.

    Red-corner notices were issued subsequently against them, police commissioner Shankar Bidari said.

    Abdul Sattar, Abdul Jabbar, Mujeeb, Faizal, Abdul Jaleel, Manaf alias Rahees, Sarfuddin, Badruddin, Sakariya, Sarfaraz Nawaz were arrested earlier and police have filed initial chargesheets against them. Main accused Nasir and Shaffaz were arrested a few weeks ago.

    NASIR’S REVELATIONS

    During the course of Nasir’s interrogation, it was revealed that at the age of 16, he joined Abdul Nasir Madani’s organisation called ISS and also is a PDP member.

    Nasir started ginger cultivation in 2005 at Madapura and Hosathota in Coorg, Karnataka. Nawaz and Nasir visited the place and decided to start jihadi training there for youths.

    Nasir also held a conspiracy meeting with Sarfaraz Nawaz and sought monetary help for carrying out the serial blasts in Bangalore.

    During March 2008, Nasir and Sarfaraz along with one more accused Shafiq conducted a recce of Bangalore.

    Nasir along with Mujeeb, Aleem, Bomb Ismail, Raisal and Abdul Raheem committed theft of explosives like ammonium nitrate, gelatin sticks and electronic detonators from a shop at Perambavoor in Ernakulam. They collected other accessories like jelly, iron bolt, nuts, cement and newspapers from Bangalore and manufactured bombs in Mujeeb’s house and planted them at various places in Bangalore.

    LeT role

    The blasts were carried out with the financial assistance and guidance from Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). Nasir a
     
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    A Plan that backfired

     
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    This is really sad for Kerala.

    Muslims in Kerala in general are doing much better economically and otherwise than Muslims in most other parts of India. They have no reason to complain or feel oppressed, yet some of them are falling into this trap.

    You would think that of all the people; Malayalee Muslims are least likely to fall for this Jihadi crap, but yet it looks like the nothern part of Kerala is now becoming a hot-bed for this type of subversive activity.

    I guess this is what you get for having a basket-case economy in the state and most of its young people end up going to the Middle-East to work.
    They come back with no just money, but new ideas about religion as well.
     
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    Madani’s links with AP being probed

    Vikram SharmaFirst Published : 19 Dec 2009 07:53:46 AM ISTLast Updated : 19 Dec 2009 11:16:27 AM IST

    HYDERABAD: A few years ago when Abdul Nasser Madani, leader of People’s Democratic Party in Kerala, announced that he had no links with anyone in Andhra Pradesh, particularly Hyderabad, Intelligence agencies wondered why Madani was insisting on it.

    But when information trickled in that Abdul Sattar alias Sainuddin, an alleged militant having links with Lashkar-e- Toiba and closely associated with most wanted militant Riyaz Bhatkal of Indian Mujahideen (IM) reportedly visited Madani several times, even while he was in jail in connection with the February 14, 1998, serial blasts in Coimbatore, it has clearly established Madani’s links with Hyderabad.

    His repeated insistence of having no links with Andhra Pradesh was a deliberate ploy to save his contacts from coming under the radar of the Intelligence agencies.

    Abdul Sattar, who belongs to Kerala, was arrested from the seminary in Bandlaguda on the outskirts of Hyderabad in January this year. Sattar, who allegedly supplied the microchip- based circuits which were used in the Bangalore blasts last year and also made a bid to send some Muslim youths from Kerala to undergo militant training in Pakistan-Occupied- Kashmir. He is said to be one of the close followers of Madani.

    Following the arrest of Madani’s wife, Soofiya Madani for her alleged links with LeT operative Thadiyantavide Nazeer, the Andhra Pradesh police is now digging up information about Madani and Soofiya’s visits to the State and their contacts here.

    Sources told Express that after information trickled in about Abdul Sattar meeting Madani several times in Kerala, the sleuths learnt that those associated with the seminary at Bandlaguda too were followers of Madani.
    But what soon became a matter of serious concern were the inputs suggesting that Madani had reportedly offered to `sponsor’ some candidates during the Assembly elections this year.

    ``Some persons from Vijayawada, Krishna and other coastal districts were in touch with Madani who offered to sponsor them during the elections.
    But, whether the money reached them is still unclear,’’ sources said.
    Known for his high-voltage speeches, Madani, who began giving Friday sermons in local mosque in Kollam district at a very young age, has reportedly been funding a few madarassas on the city outskirts and in other districts.

    ``A few years ago, we had arrested a youth in Nalgonda district who was carrying Madani’s photograph in his wallet. It was surprising then to know that Madani had a fan following here too,’’ sources said. Besides Sattar, the sleuths are also expected to dig out who were others from Andhra Pradesh who were in constant touch with Madani and Soofiya Madani.

    ``Madani did visit the State a few times for attending meetings organised by different organisations. We are probing further on this aspect,’’ sources said.
    The Kerala police had claimed to have unearthed clinching evidence against the PDP leader and his wife in the Kalamassery bus burning case which took place on September 9, 2005. Vikram Sharma I ENS Hyderabad December 18 A few years ago when Abdul Nasser Madani, leader of People’s Democratic Party in Kerala, announced that he had no links with anyone in Andhra Pradesh, particularly Hyderabad, Intelligence agencies wondered why Madani was insisting on it.

    But when information trickled in that Abdul Sattar alias Sainuddin, an alleged militant having links with Lashkar-e- Toiba and closely associated with most wanted militant Riyaz Bhatkal of Indian Mujahideen (IM) reportedly visited Madani several times, even while he was in jail in connection with the February 14, 1998, serial blasts in Coimbatore, it has clearly established Madani’s links with Hyderabad.

    His repeated insistence of having no links with Andhra Pradesh was a deliberate ploy to save his contacts from coming under the radar of the Intelligence agencies.

    Abdul Sattar, who belongs to Kerala, was arrested from the seminary in Bandlaguda on the outskirts of Hyderabad in January this year. Sattar, who allegedly supplied the microchip- based circuits which were used in the Bangalore blasts last year and also made a bid to send some Muslim youths from Kerala to undergo militant training in Pakistan-Occupied- Kashmir. He is said to be one of the close followers of Madani.

    Following the arrest of Madani’s wife, Soofiya Madani for her alleged links with LeT operative Thadiyantavide Nazeer, the Andhra Pradesh police is now digging up information about Madani and Soofiya’s visits to the State and their contacts here.

    Sources told Express that after information trickled in about Abdul Sattar meeting Madani several times in Kerala, the sleuths learnt that those associated with the seminary at Bandlaguda too were followers of Madani.
    But what soon became a matter of serious concern were the inputs suggesting that Madani had reportedly offered to `sponsor’ some candidates during the Assembly elections this year.

    ``Some persons from Vijayawada, Krishna and other coastal districts were in touch with Madani who offered to sponsor them during the elections.
    But, whether the money reached them is still unclear,’’ sources said.
    Known for his high-voltage speeches, Madani, who began giving Friday sermons in local mosque in Kollam district at a very young age, has reportedly been funding a few madarassas on the city outskirts and in other districts.

    ``A few years ago, we had arrested a youth in Nalgonda district who was carrying Madani’s photograph in his wallet. It was surprising then to know that Madani had a fan following here too,’’ sources said. Besides Sattar, the sleuths are also expected to dig out who were others from Andhra Pradesh who were in constant touch with Madani and Soofiya Madani.

    ``Madani did visit the State a few times for attending meetings organised by different organisations. We are probing further on this aspect,’’ sources said.
    The Kerala police had claimed to have unearthed clinching evidence against the PDP leader and his wife in the Kalamassery bus burning case which took place on September 9, 2005.
     
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    I am going to place this News Concern in This Thread. It been discussed before that enemies of India are at large and testing our vulnerabilities. There is a need for strict measure and overhaul in security and intelligence for key strategic areas of India.

    Even if these incidents may be a result of some intentional/internal act of trespassing or just an accident but incidents which are coming out as such and such NEWS are exposing information out to many; like we are dealing with elements like Tritium.
    Also suggestive of the level and competency, how we are educated about OH&S and if we are a skilled work force.

    Two mishaps at India's nuclear plants, both unsolved

    Investigators have not been able to unravel what led to a fire and the deaths of two young scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), home to India's nuclear weapons program.

    On Tuesday, two research students were at work in a lab which normally deals with "harmless" chemicals. Officials at BARC suggest a short circuit was fuelled by material used recently to paint the lab. But no inflammable substance has been reported from the lab.

    Scientists familiar with the workings of BARC say an explosion of this magnitude should not have happened in this lab.

    "It seems like a typical laboratory accident and chemical fire, but the lab houses no cylinders or hydrogen cylinders that could have caught fire and has only limited amounts of chemicals. The trigger for the fire is not known, and it remained confined only to a single lab," says Dr Srikumar Banerjee, chairman of Atomic Energy Commission.

    Other experts are worried about more ominous possibilities. "Such an incident has not happened at BARC and insider mischief could be the cause," says Dr A N. Prasad, former director at BARC.

    About a month ago, workers at the Kaiga power plant in Karnataka, 700 kilometres south of Mumbai, had a close shave after a drinking water cooler was spiked. 92 nuclear workers were exposed to high levels of a radioactive element called tritium. According to the Department of Atomic Energy, this was a deliberate attempt to cause harm by someone who works at the plant.

    No workers were injured, and the case is being investigated by the Intelligence Bureau. Even though every person's entry and exit is recorded, nobody has been arrested.

    `The Kaiga incident was easily avoidable had proper surveillance and verification of personnel had been undertaken. It almost seems somebody is testing India's vulnerability in this high impact sector," worries Prasad.
     
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    Let me rectify this NEWS heading: ''BARC attacked by terrorists''. Simple as it should be. This incident exposed our preparedness and shows how professional we are about our National security.

    'BARC fire was not accidental'

    Mumbai: The fire at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) was not a mere accident and could be "some one's" way of checking the preparedness of the nuclear centre in the backdrop of intelligence reports of a possible terror attack, said former Director of the centre A N Prasad.


    "It could be that someone is testing us (BARC) to know our preparedness and response to such incidents. We have been told by intelligence that BARC is one of targets for terror attacks," Prasad told PTI from Bangalore on Wednesday.

    Two persons were killed in the fire on Wednesday at the high-security premises.

    From media reports one could conjuncture that someone is trying to ascertain how vulnerable the centre is, he said adding, the security system of the centre should not be disclosed.

    Modular laboratory in BARC is not vulnerable to such an explosion as these labs do not handle any hazardous chemicals, he said hinting at a foul play.

    "Modular laboratory does not handle any hazardous chemicals and yesterday's fire and explosion which resulted in the death of two persons is a cause of great concern,"Prasad said.

    Modular lab has a Safety Committee and they are supposed to periodically go through all the laboratories housed there and also review, he said.
    The spectroscopy laboratory where the accident took place did not have any cylinders and it also does not store any hazardous chemicals to result in such explosion, he said.

    Even if some inflammable chemicals are kept in the lab, it cannot cause death of people, he said, adding the incident should be taken as a indicator.
     
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    Maharashtra suspends five policemen for attending underworld party​


    Barely days after a tabloid ran an expose, alleging that five top cops in Mumbai attended a party thrown by gangster Chota Rajan, the policemen in question have been suspended. Five policemen including Deputy Commissioner of Police, V. N. Salve, were today suspended by the Maharashtra Government for allegedly attending a Christmas-eve party organised by the gang of underworld don Chhota Rajan.

    Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has today signed the suspension order of five police officials – DCP Mr. Salve, ACP Prakash Wani, Senior Inspector Tulsidas Khakar, Inspector Khalatkar and Constable Talu Salunke, an official in the Chief Minister’s office said.

    The decision to suspend the policemen was taken by the Chief Minister after holding a meeting with Home Minister R. R. Patil, the official said. Their suspension was recommended by Mumbai Police Commissioner D. Sivanandan on Saturday.

    Maharashtra government had ordered an inquiry into the allegations that besides Mr. Salve and Mr. Wani, senior police Inspector Tulsidas Khakkad, a police inspector of anti-extortion cell and a constable from Chembur police station had attended the party. “I have recommended to the state government to initiate disciplinary action against the five policemen and suspend them pending inquiry,” Mr. Sivanandan had said.

    He had also said there were “CCTV footages and photographs which may prove” that the officials were present at the party held at a private gymkhana in suburban Chembur. The party was reportedly organised to celebrate the release of some top members of the gang. Among them were dreaded D. K. Rao, who was released from jail after 13 years, Farid Tanasha and Sunil Poddar. The Maharashtra Home Minister had ordered the inquiry after photographs and grainy video footage purportedly showing them at the party were aired on TV channels.

    Source
     
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    Over one tonne of explosive substances seized

    STAFF WRITER 0:42 HRS IST
    Kannur, Jan 17 (PTI) In a major seizure, over one tonne of explosive substances was seized today from a van at the Mahe border bridge near Thalassery, about 30 km from here, and two persons arrested in this connection, police said.

    "A total of 500 kgs of ammonium nitrate, 150 kg of pottasium nitrate, 250 kg of strontirum nitrate and 160 kg of aluminium powder, all of which are used as substances for making explosives, besides 10 bags of charcoal, were recovered from the van," Deputy Superintendent of Police S Sashidharan said.

    The seizure was effected during a routine check on vehicles passing through the bridge, that links Kannur district and the Puducherry enclave of Mahe, he said.

    Source : fullstory
     
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    HuJI’s South India top commander nabbed
    Updated on Monday, January 18, 2010, 16:10 IST
    [​IMG] Zeenews Bureau

    Chennai: In a major breakthrough, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami’s top commander in South India Amjad was on Monday nabbed from Chennai on Monday.

    Amjad alias- Shaikh Abdul Khwaja, who is thought to be Bangladesh based HuJI’s second-in-command, is alleged to be the mastermind behind the 2007 Hyderabad twin blasts that went off at the crowded Gokul Chat and Lumbini Park in Hyderabad leaving 42 people dead.

    [​IMG]
    He was also wanted in the sensational 2005 Task force office suicide bomb attack case, in which a home guard was killed. Amjad is a native of Hyderabad.

    As per reports, Khwaja, who was hiding in Karachi since 2003, had come back to India to target Republic day function in one of the South Indian cities.

    [​IMG] He is now being brought to Hyderabad for further investigations.

    HuJI?s South India top commander nabbed
     
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    1. Will India be able to protect Common wealth games from Pakistan and his friends?

    2. What India will do in case of any Pakistani evil efforts to disrupt CWG?

    China tried to hack India's computers: M K Narayanan

     
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    ‘HUJI operative’ picked up, flown into Hyderabad

     
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    26/11 attacks handler arrested

    The chief of Bangladesh-based terror outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami’s India operations and allegedly identified as a handler of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attackers by lone surviving gunman Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was arrested by the Hyderabad Police on Monday.

    Sheikh Abdul Khwaja, 26, known to security outfits as Mohammed Amjad Khaja, a ‘most wanted’ terror suspect for five years, was nabbed by the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s external intelligence organisation in Colombo on Friday and taken to Chennai before being brought to Hyderabad for formal arrest on Monday.

    Khwaja was allegedly involved in at least four major terror strikes in India over the past four years. These include the May 2007 Mecca Masjid attack in Hyderabad in which 14 people were killed and the November 2008 Mumbai attacks in which at least 101 people died.

    Khwaja was also operating as a ranking Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) coordinator for India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Dubai and was involved in pumping counterfeit currency into India, security officials said.

    A commerce graduate from Hyderabad’s Nampally College, Khwaja, had allegedly undergone terror training in camps in Pakistan run by the LeT and in Bangladesh by the Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI) in 2002 and 2003. He headed the India operations of HuJi after his boss and childhood friend Mohammed Shahid Bilal was shot dead by masked gunmen in Karachi in August 2007, a senior security official told the HT.

    Khwaja and Bilal had allegedly orchestrated the suicide attack on Hyderabad’s Special Task Force (STF) headquarters in October 2005. Khwaja told the police that he and his accomplices attacked the STF office to avenge the killing of Hyderabad youth Mujahid Saleem by a team from the Gujarat Police in the Andhra capital in 2004.
     
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    Bomb outside Indian Oil plant defused, disaster averted in Punjab - India - The Times of India

    NABHA (Punjab): A major accident was averted in Punjab's Patiala district with the timely detection and inactivation of a bomb placed outside an
    Indian Oil liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bottling plant near here, police said on Tuesday.

    The bomb, suspected to be an improvised explosive device (IED), was discovered late Monday evening.

    According to police, the timely detection of the bomb has averted a major fire incident like the Jaipur oil depot fire in October last year.

    Punjab Armed Police (PAP) defused the bomb, which was placed in a canister and wrapped in a men's shawl inside a plastic bag. The device was kept along the Bhiwanigarh-Nabha highway, very close to the LPG bottling plant.

    The IED was placed at a gas pipeline of Indian Oil coming from Panipat till the bottling plant.

    The bomb was defused after an operation that went on for over two hours Tuesday morning.

    "Experts of PAP have successfully defused the bomb and disintegrated it to ascertain its ingredients. Its contents included different chemical substances like potassium nitrate, petrol bottles and nails," R.S. Khatra, district police chief, told reporters.

    He added: "After scrutinising the contents, we will try to find out the places where they were manufactured. So far we have not arrested anybody in this connection but our investigation is on and very soon we will nab the accused."

    Earlier, Punjab police had requested the army authorities to help in defusing the bomb. But the idea was dropped as army officials were in favour of destroying the bomb.

    "We dropped that idea of destroying the bomb because we wanted to ascertain the contents as it can provide us vital clues to help in nabbing those behind this incident," said a senior police official present at the site.

    The area was cordoned off by the police and district authorities. A bomb disposal squad of the PAP arrived here from Jalandhar, 150 km away, to defuse the bomb.

    Nabha is about 110 km from Chandigarh.

    The bomb contained up to 10 kg of explosives and if it had gone off, it would have caused a major incident at the LPG bottling plant, police officials said.

    The fire last October at the Indian Oil depot in Jaipur had raged for a week, burning off the petroleum stored in the tankers there. Twelve people were killed, and over 100 injured
     
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    Al-Qaeda terrorist arrested in Bihar

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    Purnia (Bihar), Jan 19 (PTI) One Al-Qaeda terrorist carrying a Pakistani passport was arrested today after being kept in a week-long detention here, police said.

    Gulam Rasool Khan was picked up by police on Tuesday last week following his suspicious movement in the town, Purnia SP N H Khan told PTI.

    Following a week-long interrogation, his Al-Qaeda link was established and he was subsequently arrested today, Khan said adding that Gulam's link with another little known terrorist outfit 'IMMM' was also traced.

    "We have called various agencies for investigation and booked the terrorist under various sections of IPC and Passport Act for carrying a Pakistani passport in fake name," the SP said.

    Gulam, a driver in Dubai, had come to Hyderabad in 1987 and stayed there for long period of time after marrying a local girl, Khan said.

    He murdered his sister-in-law after his divorce and was jailed.
     
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    Despite the great "restraint" shown by India after the Mumbai attacks by Pakistan-based militants, New Delhi could easily lose patience if there were a repeat attack, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday.

    "I think it's not unreasonable to assume Indian patience would be limited were there to be further attacks," Gates told reporters on a trip to New Delhi.

    LeT is operating in league with Al Qaeda as part of a syndicate of terror groups, says US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates. "The syndicate is dangerous for the whole region."
     
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    www.outlookindia.com | Home Ministry Report Card
     
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    This goes to show that our intelligence agencies are working over time to nab these terrorists and FICN networks. Good job.

     
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    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday warned that inimical forces “both inside and outside India” were trying to stunt the country’s growth and called for defeating the “twin threats” of terrorism and communalism.

    “Inimical forces, both inside and outside India, are trying to stunt growth and well-being of the country. The twin threats of terrorism and communalism must be defeated,” Dr. Singh told NCC cadets at their Prime Minister’s Rally here.

    “In such circumstances the responsibility of youth organisations like NCC that inspires its cadets to serve the country increase manifold,” he said after reviewing the NCC cadets’ parade.

    The Prime Minister said though the 13-lakh cadet strong NCC was a large organisation, it comprised of just about four per cent of the eligible youth in the country.

    “I wish and urge you to increase this number so that many more eligible youth can benefit from the NCC’s activities,” he said.

    Applauding the “disciplined and smart” turn out of the NCC cadets at the parade, Dr. Singh congratulated them on their achievements in activities like mountaineering and sports at the global level.

    Recalling that India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had in 1952 directed inclusion of community development as a curriculum in NCC, the Prime Minister said he was happy to note that the cadets were actively involved in disaster relief and social service, apart from global warming, environment, cancer and AIDS relief.

    He also called for expanding the scope of the youth exchange programme of the NCC to increase the number of cadets from foreign countries attending the camp.

    Defence Minister A.K. Antony, Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju, Army Chief Gen Deepak Kapoor, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal P V Naik and Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma were present on the occasion.

    Singh also gave away awards to the winners of various trophies and medals at the camp held in connection with the 61st Republic Day Parade on January 26.

    The Champion Directorate trophy for 2010 went to Maharashtra, while Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and Chandigarh Directorate was adjudged the runners up.

    The Best Directorate for Girls Wing went to Tamil Nadu, the Best Directorate (Army) Trophy went to Kerala and the Navy and Air Wings trophies were won by Maharashtra.

    There were nearly 100 cadets from countries like Sri Lanka, Russia and Kazakhstan who attended the parade and marched alongside the Indian NCC cadets.

    The NCC also displayed the war-fighting training provided to them at the camp, including slithering operations and flying of micro-light aircraft and mass band.

    Keywords: Manmohan Singh, terrorism, NCC cadets’ parade, A.K. Antony, Deepak Kapoor
     

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