MUMBAI: As a tribute to the victims of 26/11, History TV18 will air specials on 26 November from 5:30 pm. The channel will showcase operations related to terrorism in recent times.
The Mumbai special is called ‘City Under Siege’. On 26th November 2008, South Mumbai was shaken by a series of terrorist attacks. Several landmarks like the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Victoria Terminus were hit by bomb blasts and ruthless firing, which took lives of many ordinary people and crippled the city for days.
One of the most notorious events was the besiegement of Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Black Ops retells this dramatic news story using actual eyewitness accounts, archive footage and drama reconstruction to explain how India‘s elite counter-terrorism unit brought the terrorists to task and ended the 59-hour long siege.
‘A Perfect Terrorist’ looks at David Coleman Headley who successfully deployed the deadliest terrorist attacks on Mumbai on 26th November 2008. Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant group with astute military precision, launched the biggest onslaught in the city, leaving hundreds dead and injured. It was unknown for a long time that behind this attack was a shrewd architect of terror, an American citizen in the name of David Coleman Headley ‘A Perfect Terrorist’ chronicles the story of Headley‘s rise from a heroin dealer and US government informant to master plotter of the 2008 attack on Mumbai.
‘Taking Down Bin Laden’ is about the death of the man behind 9/11. On 1 May 2011 the army of elite force of U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group invaded dangerous boundaries and fortified hideouts to detain and eradicate the most wanted man on the earth- Osama Bin Laden.
The special will look at Operation Neptune Spear and offer details of sophisticated intelligence, complicated decision making and specials ops planning that ultimately led to the killing of Al Qaeda‘s leader.
‘Targeting Bin Laden’ is an illustration of the operation to find and kill the dreaded terrorist mastermind. The series captures the prominent White House insiders, including US President Barack Obama‘s first documentary interview about the operation. From the anxiety-drenched minutes in the White House Situation Room to the deadly stairwells of Bin Laden‘s secret labyrinth, cinematic dramatisations takes viewers deep inside one of the most important moments of our era, as we see the US Navy Seals come face to face with the most wanted man in history.