Author: V SudarshanPublisher: PenguinYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 219ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143103857
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.
ForwardPrefacePrologueThe Indian Ambassador to BaghdadThe Crisis Management groupThe Team Goes to BaghdadThe Terms of EngagementThe Tribal SheikhThe VisitorThe EgyptianZikrur Steps outSharaf Takes over the ChargeThe VideoThe ConditionsContours of SettlementsThe ModalitiesThe Last DayEpilogue