Army Lost 1 Day Waiting In Airfield: Ex-General On 2002 Gujarat Riots
NDTV Published on Oct 9, 2018
The man who led the army in tackling the 2002 Gujarat riots says when violence peaked across the state, his soldiers lost a crucial day waiting at an airfield. In a new book, Lieutenant General Zameer Uddin Shah says after about 3,000 troops landed at an Ahmedabad airfield at 7 am on March 1, they waited for transport and other logistical support from the state government, which was delayed. In the soon-to-be-released memoir, "The Sarkari Mussalman", Lt General Shah or "General Zoom" as he was widely known, shares how he headed to then Chief Minister Narendra Modi's house to ask for help.