Anatomy of an Abduction: How the Indian Hostages in Iraq Were Freed

By: V. Sudarshan

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In July 2004, a convoy of KGL trucks drove into Iraq from Kuwait carrying electronic equipment for the American occupiers, when the worst happened—three Indian drivers, three Kenyans and an Egyptian were ambushed, detained by unknown Iraqi dissidents and accused of collaborating with the Americans. A deadline was set for their execution. The countdown had begun. The abduction drama that ensued had all the ingredients of a thriller: nail-biting suspense, high profile media coverage, international outrage at the plight of these humble workers, and political tightrope-walking. This gripping behind-the-scenes narration recounts what really happened in Baghdad when a team of negotiators was sent there and entered into secret talks through an intermediary whose very existence was not in public domain. Anatomy of an Abduction reveals for the first time the Indian crisis management team's handling of the situation over forty-four days in occupied, lawless Iraq. The book gives an insight into the pressures that governments have to face as more and more innocent people become pawns in global chess games. Printed Pages: 248.

Title: Anatomy of an Abduction: How the Indian Hostages in Iraq Were Freed

Author Name: V. Sudarshan

Categories: India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2008

ISBN: 0143103857

ISBN 13: 9780143103851

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 13 Cms x 20 Cms

Seller ID: 021455

Keywords: Iraq Indian Hostages