Orchestrating the Mumbai attacks
Sunil Ram: Mumbai attackers were well equipped, informed, and trained for at least a year
Sunil Ram speaks to Paul Jay about the logistical organization of the attacks on Mumbai. Ram says an operation of this scale requires intricate equipment, the space to practice in daylight and at night, as well as the intelligence to organize. For a Special Forces soldier to be trained to the level the Mumbai attackers were, they must be trained for at least a year. They must also be well acquainted with the target layout and they must be well equipped in order to hold out a multi-day firefight with the Indian security forces. Ram says the evidence that links the attackers to Islamic extremist would support their motivation to dedicate the length of time they did to training and to be willing to die for their cause.