'Mumbai vulnerable to aerial terror strikes'

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New Delhi, Dec 27: The RD Pradhan committee of inquiry set up to probe into the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks has warned that the country's financial capital is now vulnerable to airborne attacks by terrorists.

A new agency, which claims to have a copy of the 90-page probe report, reports that an underlined paragraph in the final observations of the panel warns that terrorists are becoming innovative in their means and actions.

The panel, established to look into the individual and systematic lapses which led to the Nov 2008 attacks and the manner in which the 60-hour siege was handled, reportedly suggests, "One should not overlook the possibility of airborne attacks on targets in the city in future."

"With increasing use of helicopters by the government as well as non-official parties, one may conceive a helicopter being taken over," the probe committee cautions.

Besides this, the committee has exposed grave lapses on the part of Maharashtra state's security establishment and slammed it for the 'total confusion' in processing intelligence alerts about a possible attack.

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