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NSG to study Dhaka attack tactics

nationpaper Updated: Jul 05, 2016, 06:55 IST

NEW DELHI: The National Security Guard (NSG) will get in touch with Bangladeshi forces to get details of tactics used by the Dhaka gunmen to better its response in event of a similar attack on Indian soil.

Seven militants stormed an upmarket restaurant in the Dhaka’s diplomatic zone on July 1 and killed 20 hostages, including an Indian, during an 11-hour siege.

“We always seek details of such attacks to see the strategies adopted by the attackers. We will soon get in touch with authorities in Dhaka and if required, we may send a team to get spot details,” RC Tayal, chief of India’s premier counter-terrorism force, said.

After the attack, the NSG, which does a weekly assessment of terror strikes, if any, at home or abroad, has been put on alert.

The Bangladesh strike brought back memories of the 2008 Mumbai attacks that left at least 166 people dead. Ten Pakistani terrorists had held the city to ransom for almost three days, targeting hotels and a cafe frequented by foreigners and other public places.

After the attacks, the Indian security establishment had launched a nation-wide exercise to identify sensitive civilian and government installations.

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