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Praful Bidwai

In: Mumbai Post 26/11: An Alternate Perspective

Chapter 7: Responding to Mumbai Terror: Need for Diplomacy and Restraint, not War*

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Responding to Mumbai Terror: Need for Diplomacy and Restraint, not War*
Responding to Mumbai terror: Need for diplomacy and restraint, not war
PrafulBidwai

Ultimately, it was not superior firepower, high-tech communications, sophisticated interception methods or commando training that explains how one of the Mumbai attackers was arrested alive at Girgaum Chowpatty. The key to that spectacular feat lies in the remarkable presence of mind and great courage shown by the city's policemen in overpowering Mohammed Ajmal Amir Iman (Kasab) with nothing more than lathis after his accomplice Abu Ismail was killed.

Assistant Sub-inspector Tukaram Ombale caught and held on to the barrel of Kasab's powerful gun and pounced on the man even as he took a burst of fire, allowing his colleagues to disarm and arrest him. Ombale ...

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