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Book titled Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11 released

Nov 28, 2014 11:00 IST

Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11: Sandeep Unnithan

The book titled Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11 authored by Sandeep Unnithan was released on 23 November 2014.

Sandeep Unnithan in his book puts together a blow-by-blow account of the 26 November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai and how the siege of Mumbai was thwarted by India's security forces.

The 26/11 attack is widely regarded as the world's first hybrid terrorist attack. The attackers achieved through this long-drawn siege what Al Qaeda did through the high-visibility mass-casualty attack on the World Trade Centre of USA on 11 September 2001.

The response to this attack was the first instance of all three wings of the Indian armed forces coming together to fight terror. The attacks tested the India's elite counter-terrorist force, the National Security Guard (NSG).

Black Tornado, the operation called by the NSG, is the story of the men called into action including army personnel, Indian Navy and the air force in the desperate hours following the most sensational terrorist attack the country had ever seen.

About the Author: Sandeep Unnithan
• Sandeep Unnithan is Deputy Editor with India Today magazine in New Delhi where he writes on security related issues.
• He hails from Mumbai and has a BA degree in ancient Indian culture from St. Xavier's College.
• He has been a journalist for twenty years. Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11 is his first book.

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