THE MAK­ING OFA TER­ROR­IST

Se­lected fight­ers are pushed across the bor­der into In­dia. They un­dergo sev­eral months of spe­cialised com­bat train­ing.

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TYPES OF TRAIN­ING CAMPS

DAURA- E- SUFA A 21- day re­li­gious course is given to all LeT re­cruits at its head­quar­ters in Muridke near La­hore. DAURA- E- AAM Ba­sic 21- day com­bat course where weapons train­ing is given to all LeT re­cruits at camps in Muzaf­farabad, PoK. DAURA- E- KHAS A spe­cialised three- month train­ing camp at Muzaf­farabad where re­cruits are trained to dis­man­tle and as­sem­ble as­sault ri­fles, use maps, com­passes, GPS and guer­rilla tac­tics. They are trained to raid, am­bush, store weapons in the for­est and ex­treme sur­vival train­ing like stay­ing in the for­est with­out food and wa­ter for 55 hours. BAITUL RIZWAN Spe­cialised train­ing where re­cruits are taught river- cross­ing and how to han­dle ex­plo­sives. DAURA- E- RI­BAT Train­ing on ways to col­lect in­tel­li­gence, agent han­dling, sab­o­tage, cul­ti­vat­ing agents in enemy coun­tries, sur­veil­lance, brief­ing and de- brief­ing agents, se­cret writ­ing and use of wine, women and money to elicit in­for­ma­tion. FI­DAY­EEN TRAIN­ING Only 1 per­son from a batch of around 200 opts to be­come a sui­cide at­tacker. The vol­un­teer is given a num­ber of cour­ses to harden him men­tally and phys­i­cally. Fi­day­een are hand- picked and put through a spe­cial re­li­gious in­doc­tri­na­tion course called sufa.

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