ISBN: 8174367075 Publisher:Roli Books Book Format: Paperback Edition: Ist No. of Volumes: 1 Language: English Physical Description: 216 pages Year of Publication: 2009
From the editors note: Several chapters in the book take a long, hard, even despairing look at how terror unfolded, step by step for over sixty long hours as India was held hostage. The chapters contain hitherto unpublished information on how the operation was planned and executed. Well-known journalists Ashish Khetan and Rahul Shivshankar have painstakingly reconstructed the horror at the three main target sites: hotels Taj and Oberoi and Nariman House and all three chapters give crucial insights into the terrorists modus operandi, hair-raising conversations between the attackers and their handlers in Pakistan and the fight back--the almost impossible manner in which the National Security Guards got down to the task of pinning the terrorists down, even as they groped in the dark without too much help from other agencies who had begun intercepting the calls being made between Mumbai and Pakistan. The book also details the intelligence failures, critical failures that are in urgent need of redress. Another chapter tracks the story back to Muridke, the infamous address just outside Lahore, where the Lashkar-e-Toiba is headquartered and where Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist was trained for the Mumbai attack.