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India Issues Terror Alert Over Possible Hijacking
Fox News / The Associated Press ^ | January 22, 2010

Posted on 01/21/2010 11:03:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

NEW DELHI — Indian airports were on high alert Friday after intelligence services received information that Al Qaeda-linked militants were plotting to hijack a plane.

Such an attack would be the first major terror strike against India since 10 militants rampaged through the city of Mumbai for three days in November 2008, killing 166 people.

Aviation spokeswoman Moushumi Chakravarty said that the airports were placed on alert Thursday after the government received warnings from the intelligence agencies.(continued)

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
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I expect we'll be attacked again soon, as well.
1 posted on 01/21/2010 11:03:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: TigersEye

Oh great. My daughter is flying home Feb 8th!


2 posted on 01/21/2010 11:07:40 PM PST by pandoraou812 (time to dump tar & feathers on DC!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sad to say we have people in charge that are fools... This stupidity will cost lives.
3 posted on 01/21/2010 11:14:21 PM PST by ColdOne (:^))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sad to say we have people in charge that are fools... This stupidity will cost lives.
4 posted on 01/21/2010 11:14:23 PM PST by ColdOne (:^))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, this is lovely. We’re supposed to attend a family reunion in Bangalore this summer! :*(


5 posted on 01/21/2010 11:26:45 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: pandoraou812

Prayers going up for your daughter’s safe return! {{{Hugs}}}


6 posted on 01/21/2010 11:27:28 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: ColdOne
I was on my way home for vacation last year, right after Mumbai and took a taxi ride to the Oakland, CA airport from a gentleman who was originally from India, and we started talking about that incident.

He was incredulous that our intel agencies weren’t better at extracting information from terrorists we have caught. He basically told me that in India, the authorities would literally beat the h*** out of a captive, or whatever it took to obtain info. No Miranda, no squeamishness...

I wonder if this intel was obtained in this way.

7 posted on 01/21/2010 11:33:35 PM PST by 4mer Liberal
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To: 4mer Liberal

It’s not really true.

The Indian government has already spent close to US$6.4 million for Ajmal Kasab’s trial circus, in spite of all the documented physical and videographic evidence available to grant him the death penalty.

Kasab, by the way, is the lone surviving Pakistani terrorist from the Mumbai attacks of 2008.


8 posted on 01/21/2010 11:38:36 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: 4mer Liberal
It may have been. More than likely it was.
9 posted on 01/21/2010 11:42:32 PM PST by ColdOne (:^))
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To: James C. Bennett

OK, and thanks. I didn’t know this.

That’s unfortunate...I was hoping to find a country that,”get’s it”.


10 posted on 01/22/2010 12:13:50 AM PST by 4mer Liberal
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov/warden_information.html

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_4624.html

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Note: Videos included.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Hijack-threat-AI-planes-put-on-high-alert/articleshow/5487289.cms

“Hijack threat, AI planes put on high alert”
PTI, 22 January 2010, 11:02am IST

SNIPPET: “NEW DELHI: Government has put all Air India planes operating in the country’s neighbourhood on high security alert and directed the airlines to deploy sky marshals following intelligence inputs that Pakistan-based LET and other terror groups were planning to hijack a flight. ( Watch Video )

A directive has been issued to all Indian missions abroad to sensitise the staff of the airlines, official sources said.

According to intelligence inputs, terrorist groups having allegiance with al-Qaida, Lashker-e-Taiba and Jamat-ul-Dawa were planning to hijack an Air India plane especially operating in or from SAARC countries — Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India as well. ( Watch Video )

Hijacking could be attempted by the terrorists from airports located at Yangon, Dhaka and Colombo. Security of planes operating to Bhutan has also been beefed up, the sources said.”


11 posted on 01/22/2010 3:42:47 AM PST by Cindy
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Videos:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videoshow/5488667.cms

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videoshow/5487022.cms


12 posted on 01/22/2010 3:44:16 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Squantos; Jet Jaguar; Oorang; Rushmore Rocks

ping


13 posted on 01/22/2010 3:46:20 AM PST by Cindy
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Off Thread Topic, but interesting.

Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2434525/posts


14 posted on 01/22/2010 3:47:21 AM PST by Cindy
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To: pillut48

The “family reunion in Bangalore” has been torpedoed!


15 posted on 01/22/2010 6:03:00 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mohammedans should be banned at all airports.

Let them walk or ride a camel.


16 posted on 01/22/2010 6:35:52 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Probably not.

My husband is from India and they’ve had to deal with Islamic terrorists for *years*—he’s pretty nonchalant about these kind of reports.

Me, I’m all for locking up the house and never going out into the world somedays to protect my children, but then that would be letting the terrorists win, and I REFUSE to do that. >:-\


17 posted on 01/22/2010 7:27:51 AM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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First 12/25, then the Canadian government aviation alert, now this.

Will *anyone* start to take Muslim terrorism seriously? No!

OK, let the killing continue.


18 posted on 01/22/2010 9:20:16 AM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Quakers? Again?


19 posted on 01/22/2010 10:09:53 AM PST by quesney
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To: Moe Tzadik
First 12/25, then the Canadian government aviation alert, then India, now Brit...
20 posted on 01/22/2010 2:12:13 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: pillut48

Maybe things will calm down for your family reunion. Just looked at your page - what beautiful children you have!


21 posted on 01/22/2010 2:21:11 PM PST by midnightcat
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ADDING 1 link:

http://www.hindu.com/2010/01/23/stories/2010012360900100.htm

“Airports put on red alert”
by Vinay Kumar

“Intelligence inputs warn of a possible hijack”

SNIPPET: “NEW DELHI: The Union government on Friday ordered further strengthening of security at all airports and deployment of sky marshals on certain flights.

The directive came after intelligence inputs from security agencies and the Ministry of Home Affairs warned of a possibility of terror groups hijacking a flight operating from a South Asian country.

The level of security to counter the threat perception had been upgraded and the agencies in-charge of civil aviation security had taken all necessary steps, including the strengthening of anti-hijacking measures and the introduction of stepladder frisking, said the spokesperson of the Civil Aviation Ministry, which sounded the red alert.

“As per practice, intelligence agencies inform the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) on various inputs from time to time. Based on such inputs, the airlines security department, headed by a senior IPS officer, coordinates with various governmental agencies, including the BCAS and the Central Industrial Security Force to take the requisite measures,” the spokesperson said.

Para-military forces have been ordered to be deployed at strategic points at sensitive airports as well as around vital installations.

Air India confirmed it had initiated action at the airports concerned to counter any possible threat.”


22 posted on 01/22/2010 5:36:50 PM PST by Cindy
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Off Thread Topic, but fyi.

Quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2435215/posts

Two held with fake papers [Kochi Airport, India]
TIMES OF INDIA ^ | 23 January 2010, 04:48am IST | Manju V
Posted on January 22, 2010 5:19:36 PM PST by Cindy

“Two held with fake papers” Manju V , TNN, 23 January 2010, 04:48am IST

SNIPPET: “MUMBAI: Hours before Indian intelligence agencies put all flights operating from India on a high alert against possible hijack attempts, two Sri Lankan nationals — one flying to New York and the other to London — were arrested by immigration officials at the Kochi airport on Thursday for carrying forged Indian passports and travel documents.”

The two Sri Lankan nationals were being assisted by two employees of a private multinational ground-handling company.

SNIPPET: “One of the employees fled the scene when the passengers were caught.”

SNIPPET: “The passengers — Transon Dinesh (24) and Chelladurai Chandra Mohan (32) — cleared several airport checks.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


23 posted on 01/22/2010 5:40:56 PM PST by Cindy
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To: pillut48

Thanks & hugs back!


24 posted on 01/22/2010 8:33:04 PM PST by pandoraou812 (time to dump tar & feathers on DC!)
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To: midnightcat

Thank you! I hope and pray they do!

And thank you about the kids, they are my blessings! :*)


25 posted on 01/22/2010 10:42:51 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: pillut48

I just spent the last hour reliving your adventures at the Sarah book signing and looking at your gorgeous children. You are truly blessed. When did you find time to write all that? LOL


26 posted on 01/23/2010 9:37:56 AM PST by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Took me several days, during naptimes or when the twins had gone to bed. Yes, I AM truly blessed! :*) Thanks!


27 posted on 01/23/2010 11:05:01 AM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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