MV Alpha, ship on which the terrorists may have come to Mumbai – being chased by the Coast Guard and Navy choppers. Times Of India
Azam Amir Kasab, the versace clad terrorist caught by the police was ordered to kill till the last breadth. Leaked transcript of his confession Times (London)
The photographs of the boyish gunman, wearing combat trousers, trainers, a black t-shirt and a blue haversack stuffed with ammunition, promise to become a defining image of the assault on Mumbai, the deadliest terror strike unleashed in India in 15 years.
Haroon Siddiqui covers the same confession in the Guardian
“I have done right,” he told investigators. “I have no regrets.”
Gadgets on display, negatively maybe for the brands Wired
In 2007, former U.S. Central Command chief Gen. John Abizaid complained that, with their Radio Shack stockpile of communications gear, “this enemy is better networked than we are.”
They used BlackBerries “to monitor international reaction to the atrocities, and to check on the police response via the internet,” the Courier Mail reports.
Outside of Leopold’s Cafe, “one of the gunmen seemed to be talking on a mobile phone even as he used his other hand to fire off rounds,” an eyewitness told the New York Times.
Terrorist Training in Pakistan Rediff
Riazzuddin Nasir, a Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist arrested in Karnataka earlier this year, says the LeT has training camps in Karachi, Muzaffarbad and Afghanistan.
IB officials say the entire training module is inspired by the Al-Qaeda. The Al-Qaeda first picked up the entire programme from the US marines and started training their cadres accordingly.
According to Nasir, the entire training is overseen by the ISI and it involves ex-army personnel.
They are required to sprint 100 meters in 12 to 15 seconds, run 10 kilometres during which only a half-an-hour break is allowed and marching 4 kilometres while carrying weight of 20 kg on them.
Dossiers and records show that the target usually is the extremely religious youth. Terror operatives feel that it is easier to brain wash these boys in the name of religion. Further, the recruitment process is also concentrated in areas where atrocities against Muslims are the most.
Before these boys are sent, a thorough background check is done and in the case of a recruit from India, these men ensure that the boy has no relatives in the Indian army