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July 28, 2015 4:07 pm

Israeli Trained Indian SWAT Team Ends Terror Siege at Gurdaspur Police Station

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Indian SWAT teams arrive in Gurdaspur. Photo: Screenshot.

An Indian SWAT team behind the neutralization of an apparent terrorist siege at a police station near the Pakistan border in the Punjab state was putting the skills it gained from Israeli training to the test for the first time, The Indian Express reported on Tuesday.

The team of 28 commandos were “were among the 80 personnel who were selected for being trained by a special team from the Security and Protection Training School, Israel, in 2010,” said the report, adding that this was the first major operation since their training in 2010.

“This was their first operation since they were trained. And they have done well,” said a senior Indian intelligence officer, according to the report.

Their job was to flush the terrorists out of the police station in the city of Gurdaspur, where the Punjab commandos joined a SWAT team from northern Indian Jammu and Kashmir state as well.

The SWAT teams eventually killed the three terrorists who stormed the station, Indian media reported, but not before they claimed the lives of three civilians and three police officers. Pakistan condemned the attack.

The Israeli training underscores increasing ties between India and the Jewish state, especially regarding counter-terrorism and security. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will become the first head of state in India to visit Israel, in October.

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  • Neptune Srimal

    It was not such black and white as you paint. Gandhi mainly counseled non-violence. Read this blog in New York Times:

  • Erratum: were “were among the 80 personnel

  • D Cripps

    More trouble may be expected in the region…

    “An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan’s lawless tribal lands reveals that the extremist group has grand ambitions of building a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and triggering a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like ‘end of the world.’ …”

  • the present Indian government may be positive towards Israel, but the ideology established by the father of nation mahatma gandhi is absolutely against for Israel. He wanted the caliphate to be reestablished after England captured the mandate palestine. He supported Hitler by asking the jews to commit mass suicide. today ISIS is doing what he wanted. Subhas chandra bose and chenbagaraman pillai introduced the aryan superiority in Germany. So hitler praised the present day haryana as his little brothers. Hitler did genetic engineering. Today the present indian government is creating DNA bank with pedigree profiling. So theodore Herzels uganda is more better than India

    • Artie Van Derham

      Your dumb point? Antisemites nit pick and forge and you are too stupid to see through it.
      Gandhi cared very little about Israel, the possible forgeries were minor comments in the span of his life.

      But more importantly, so what? By your insane and unique to the Jews logic, all the American founding fathers believed it was right to whip 12 year old black girls who did not work hard enough, so by your logic we can never be nice to Africa or even a single African ever.