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India's civil-military dissonance: Road To Perdition?

India’s Republic Day on Tuesday (January 26) will be celebrated with traditional pageantry and the citizen gets a panoramic view of the country’s military capability. Intelligence inputs warn that it will be yet another test for the national security apparatus. However, it provides an opportune occasion to objectively review how India has dealt with its complex security challenges. Regrettably in India’s National Security ‘Hall of Shame’ we can now add, 'Pathankot 2016’ after 'Kandahar 1999’, 'Parakram 2002’ and 'Mumbai 2008.’


Given that India is a nuclear weapon state, which fields one of the world’s largest armed forces and spends upwards of $40 billion annually on defence, one cringes at accounts of our seemingly inept handling of yet another terrorist attack. Equally disheartening is the fact that, eight years after 26/11, we lack the ability to deter the architects of this attack, and the will to punish its perpetrators.

It is a matter of sheer good fortune that the cross-border terrorists who managed to enter the Pathankot air base failed to target aircraft, helicopters and missiles as well as the huge bomb-dump and fuel-storage facilities. We overlook the fact that some of our air bases, adjuncts to the nuclear deterrent, may also house nuclear warhead components. So, while cautioning the world about the dangers of Pakistani warheads falling into jihadist hands, we need to ensure that a similar fate does not befall our own.

The calibre of a nation’s leadership is tested by a crisis. Whether it is floods, an aircraft hijacking or a terror strike, India’s response to any crisis has followed a depressingly familiar sequence. Regardless of intelligence inputs, the onset of a crisis finds multiple agencies pulling in different directions, lacking unitary leadership, coordination and, above all, a cohesive strategy. Ad-hoc and sequential damage-control measures eventually bring the situation under control, with loss of life and national self-esteem. After a free-wheeling blame-game, the state apparatus relapses into its comatose state - till the next disaster.

From the media discourse, it appears that this template was faithfully followed in the Pathankot episode. While the military has due processes for learning from its mistakes and dealing with incompetence, one is not sure about the rest of our security system.

Whether or not India-Pakistan peace talks are resumed, the Pakistani 'deep state’ has many more 'Pathankots’ in store for India. For Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), cross-border terrorism is an inexpensive method of keeping India off-balance. The strategy of plausible deniability and threat of nuclear 'first-use’ assures them of impunity from retribution. Such situations call for all components of India’s national security, military, intelligence, bureaucracy, central and state police forces to work in the closest synergy and coordination. Regrettably, civil-military relations have, of late, been deeply vitiated and the resultant dissonance could have adverse consequences for the nation’s security.

What is worse; civil-military recriminations, so far, confined within the walls of South Block, seem to be proliferating. Post-Pathankot, the constabulary has jumped into the fray and, if an intemperately-worded newspaper article (Indian Express, January 13) by a serving Indian Police Service (IPS) officer is an indicator, civil-military relations may be entering a downward spiral. This outburst should compel the political leadership to undertake a re-appraisal of the prevailing civil-military equation which contains many anomalies; one of them being the role of the police forces.

Worldwide, an unmistakable distinction is maintained between the appearance and functions of the military and civilian police, the latter being charged with the maintenance of law and order, crime prevention/investigation and traffic regulation et al. India’s unique security compulsions have seen the Indian Police Service (IPS) not only retaining the colonial legacy of sporting army rank badges and star plates but also garnering unusual influence in national security matters over the years.

Many of our Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have blurred the distinction between police and military; terming themselves 'para-militaries’, with constables wearing military style combat fatigues and being addressed as 'jawans’. There are only three, duly constituted, para-military forces in India: the Coast Guard, Assam Rifles and the Special Frontier Force; all headed by armed forces officers. The five CAPFs, namely BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF and SSB - cumulatively over a million strong - are headed by IPS officers.

The deployment of CAPFs in border-guarding as well as counter-insurgency roles calls for military (read infantry) skills; for which neither the police constables nor officers receive adequate training. This lack of training and motivation as well as a leadership deficit has manifested itself in: (a) these forces repeatedly suffering heavy casualties (confined only to constables) in Maoist ambushes; and (b) recurring instances of infiltration taking place across borders guarded by CAPFs.

In the case of the anti-terrorist National Security Guard (NSG), its combat capability comes from the army; yet, by government mandate, it is headed by a police officer. The fact that this elite force has seen 28 directors general in 31 years makes one wonder if round holes are being filled by square pegs.

A second anomaly in the civil-military matrix pertains to the fact that the Government of India Rules of Business have designated the civilian secretary heading the defence ministry as the functionary responsible “for the defence of India and for the armed forces”. Since no military officer, including the three chiefs, finds mention in the Business Rules, the Service HQs are subaltern to a 100 percent civilian ministry. Every major decision - whether it pertains to finance, acquisition, manpower or organization - requires a ministry nod which can take decades.

A false and dangerous belief prevails on Raisina Hill that civil-military relations constitute a zero-sum game in which 'civilian control’ is best retained by boosting the bureaucracy and police at the expense of the military. Post-independence, the civil-military balance has been steadily skewed by pushing the military officer well below his civilian counterparts with the same years of service. This has caused deep resentment in the military, and the resultant hierarchical distortion could lead to a civil-military logjam - the last thing the nation needs at this juncture.

It is high time the Indian politician shed his traditional indifference to national security issues and took tangible measures to ensure a stable and equitable civil-military paradigm - one which ensures a say for the military in matters impinging on the nation’s safety and security. Until that happens, the Republic Day parade will remain a vainglorious display of hardware and pageantry - and the nation’s security in parlous straits.

(24.01.2016 - Admiral Prakash is a former Indain Navy chief and Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee. The views expressed are perssonal. He can be contacted at arunp2810@yahoo.com)

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Industrie & Technologies publie le classement des 100 premiers centres de recherche et développement de France. Ce top 100 consacre le Losange de Renault (ex-technocentre) comme le premier site de R&D français. PSA Vélizy le talonne de peu. Alcatel, Michelin et Total se disputant les accessits.

C'est la première fois qu'un tel travail de collecte de données sur la R&D est réalisé. Un certain nombre d'entreprises ont pour l'instant refusé de nous communiquer leurs effectifs en R&D. Malgré cela, nous avons pu identifier près de 500 “usines” à matière grise en France et réussi à renseigner précisement les effectifs de 90% de ces sites.

Reactions from political circles flow in as 1984 riots panel favours re-investigation in many cases

Days ahead of the Delhi Polls, the Centre is reportedly deciding upon setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe those cases which were closed by the police and did not reach courts. While the Congress and the AAP raised doubts over the timing of such revelations by the BJP government, the SAD welcomed the decision. According to reports, government-appointed committee has recommended constitution of a SIT for re-investigation of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice (retd) GP Mathur has submitted its report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh last week and recommended fresh probe of the anti-Sikh riot cases through a Special Investigation Team, official sources said.
Nagaland MLA Merentoshi gets 'Ideal Youth MLA Award'

Dimapur, Feb. 9 (ANI): Nagaland MLA and Advisor to the Chief Minister, Merentoshi R Jamir, was conferred Aadarsh Yuva Vidhayak 2015 (Ideal Youth MLA) at the 6th annual national conclave of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Students Parliament) held at MAEER’s MIT campus, Pune.
A Grand Citation, shawl and Trophy was presented to Merentoshi by Speaker, Chhatisgarh State Legislative Assembly, Gaureshankar Agrawal, Fomer DG, Bureau of Police Research and Development, Dr. Kiran Bedi, IPS (Retd) and Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram.
The Ideal Youth MLA award is conferred by the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad Foundation to 16 young MLAs from different states and political parties of India.
The idea is to encourage youth participation in politics by recognizing the positive change these young legislatures have brought in the society.
The Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad was launched in 2011 to revolutionise the mindset of younger generations; and to ignite their spirit to enter public life with a purpose to serve the nation.
It is an apolitical outfit and does not engage in any mainstream party politics.
It is transforming the outlook of youth and reaffirming their respect for politics, political leaders, democracy and its institutions.
It is raising their extent of sensitivity, awareness, involvement, responsiveness, access and says in political and democratic processes so that a healthy democratic system can be evolved to produce competent public leaders and policy makers, from the grassroots and from all walks of life. (ANI)

Debate: #HeadleyNamesISI

TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and panelists – Sheshadri Chari, Member, Natl Executive & Convenor, Foreign Affairs Cell, BJP; RSN Singh, Fmr RAW Officer; Maroof Raza, Consulting Editor, Strategic Affairs; Air Vice Marshall (Retd)Abid Rao, Defence Analyst; Syed Tariq Pirzada, Strategic Affairs Analyst; and Barrister Zahid Saeed, Former Diplomat – discuss David Headley nailing ISI’s role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, claims that Hafiz Saeed was his mentor, and Abbottabad his training ground, and whether Headley has further exposed Pakistan’s role.
SC seeks BCCI's reply on implementation of Lodha panel recommendations

New Delhi, Feb.4 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday sought a reply from the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations.
“We will give a very simple and straight solution. We will simply accept all recommendations of Justice Lodha. We will hear the BCCI only if there is some inherent anomaly in report,” Chief Justice of India, Justice T.S. Thakur, said.
The apex court has given four weeks time to the BCCI to file its reply. The next hearing has been slated for March 3.
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee had earlier in their report recommended the legalisation of betting in Indian cricket.
The Lodha committee also suggested the appointment of three authorities with distinct roles.
Justice (Retd.) Lodha proposed that the second authority would be the ethics officer, who will administer the issues relating to conflict of interest, behavior or corruption issues.
He added that the ethics officer would be a former High Court Judge.
“The third authority, which we proposed to be created, is an electoral officer, who will oversee the entire election process relating to the office bearers, namely preparation of voters’ list, publications, disputes about eligibility of the office bearers, all these matters relating to election shall be overseen by the electoral officer,” he said.
The other recommendations include a steering committee headed by former home secretary G.K. Pillai with Mohinder Amarnath, Diana Eduljee and Anil Kumble as members.
The Lodha committee was appointed by the apex court last year to make recommendations to the BCCI in order to prevent frauds and conflict of interest in cricket administration. (ANI)

Maharashtra governor okays CBI prosecution of ex-CM Ashok Chavan

Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to the opposition Congress, Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao here on Thursday accorded sanction to the CBI to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Society scam.


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), through its letter dated October 8, 2015, sought the governor’s sanction to prosecute Chavan under Section 197 of the Criminal Procedure Code after “fresh incriminating material” was allegedly found against Chavan.

Chavan is currently a Lok Sabha member from Maharashtra and chief of the state unit of the Congress party.

CBI included a report by a two-member Commission of Inquiry, comprising Justice J.A. Patil (retd) and former chief secretary P. Subramanian, besides Bombay High Court observations in a criminal revision application filed in 2014.

Accordingly, Rao granted the sanction to prosecute Chavan under Section 197 of CrPC and Sections 120-B and 420 of the Indian Penal Code in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society case.

The Maharashtra cabinet, at a meeting last week presided over by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, recommended to the governor to accord the sanction.

In its report, the commission of inquiry had indicted four former chief ministers – Chavan, late Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sushilkumar Shinde and Shivajirao Nilangekar-Patil, also revenue minister at the relevant time – besides several top bureaucrats and other officials for their role in the high-profile scam.

The commission was set up in January 2011. However, its report and recommendations were rejected by the then Congress-Nationalist Congress Party government in December 2013.

Salwinder case files: Besides sexual harassment allegation, controversial SP faces 2 chargesheets

THE CONTROVERSIAL Punjab Superintendent of Police (SP) Salwinder Singh, questioned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) after his car was allegedly used by the terrorists who attacked the Pathankot airbase, not only faces allegations of sexual harassment, but had been chargesheeted twice in different cases last year.

Salwinder had even submitted detailed replies to the chargesheets, served to him in July and November, but an unconvinced Punjab government has decided to probe the allegations and has appointed inquiry officers in the cases.

While additional district and sessions judge B C Gupta (retd) has been appointed to probe the allegations against Salwinder in the chargesheet issued to him on November 24, 2015, retired IAS officer R C Nayyar will probe the allegations in the chargesheet issued to the SP on July 7, 2015.

The November chargesheet relates to Salwinder having reopened investigations in a embezzlement case dating back to February 2013, despite a challan having been filed in court and the accused, a rice mill owner, having been declared a proclaimed offender. The SP was accused of attempting to aid the accused through re-opening of investigations.

The case related to embezzlement of paddy worth about Rs 5 crore, allegedly by the owner of Jagmohan Enterprises Rice Mill, Jagmohan Singh. The challan was presented in court on December 17, 2013.

On a complaint by Jagmohan’s wife, Salwinder conducted another inquiry on September 15, 2014. In his reply to the chargesheet, Salwinder claimed he had reopened the investigation on orders of the Gurdaspur SSP. He denied the charges that it was aimed at benefitting the accused. “The report submitted by me has been misinterpreted,” the SP has said in his reply.

The chargesheet had also accused him of writing to a senior official at Chandigarh and seeking the transfer of a head constable. The letter was allegedly written “without informing or seeking permission” from the Gurdaspur SSP. Salwinder has denied writing the letter too.

As for the July chargesheet, the SP was accused of being “absent” from duty between March 9, 2012, and April 9, 2012, and between April 18, 2012, and April 24, 2012. Salwinder has maintained that he “never remained absent from duty without permission”.

The SP, meanwhile, has reportedly joined duty with the Punjab Armed Police Battalion in Jalandhar, where he was shifted pending an inquiry, following allegations of sexual harassment by as many as five policewomen.

A woman from Tanda has also levelled allegations against the SP, claiming to be his wife and accusing him of having deserted her.

SAD delegation meets Rajnath Singh demanding justice in 1984 Anti-Sikh Riot Case

A delegation of members of Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday met Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh over 1984 Anti-Sikh Riot Case. The leaders visited Singh demanding justice in the case. Delhi SAD (B) President Manjit Singh said that the home ministry received their recommendation and has said that he will ensure justice in the case. Earlier, A government-appointed committee has recommended constitution of a SIT for re-investigation of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. According to sources, the committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice (retd) G P Mathur has submitted its report to Rajnath Singh last week and recommended fresh probe of the anti-Sikh riot cases through a Special Investigation Team.
Nagaland MLA Merentoshi gets 'Ideal Youth MLA Award'

Dimapur, Feb. 9 (ANI): Nagaland MLA and Advisor to the Chief Minister, Merentoshi R Jamir, was conferred Aadarsh Yuva Vidhayak 2015 (Ideal Youth MLA) at the 6th annual national conclave of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Students Parliament) held at MAEER’s MIT campus, Pune.
A Grand Citation, shawl and Trophy was presented to Merentoshi by Speaker, Chhatisgarh State Legislative Assembly, Gaureshankar Agrawal, Fomer DG, Bureau of Police Research and Development, Dr. Kiran Bedi, IPS (Retd) and Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram.
The Ideal Youth MLA award is conferred by the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad Foundation to 16 young MLAs from different states and political parties of India.
The idea is to encourage youth participation in politics by recognizing the positive change these young legislatures have brought in the society.
The Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad was launched in 2011 to revolutionise the mindset of younger generations; and to ignite their spirit to enter public life with a purpose to serve the nation.
It is an apolitical outfit and does not engage in any mainstream party politics.
It is transforming the outlook of youth and reaffirming their respect for politics, political leaders, democracy and its institutions.
It is raising their extent of sensitivity, awareness, involvement, responsiveness, access and says in political and democratic processes so that a healthy democratic system can be evolved to produce competent public leaders and policy makers, from the grassroots and from all walks of life. (ANI)

Debate: Trumped by 'stop hate' banner

TIMES NOWs Editor-in-Chief, Arnab Goswami along with panelists - Al Baldasaro, State Representative Republican Party, New Hampshire; Kush Arora, Criminal Defence Attorney, USA; Ravi Batra, Senior Advocate, New York; Maj D P Singh (Retd), Kargil War Hero; Gurpreet Singh, United Sikhs India Director and KC Singh, Former Secretary, MEA – discusses if this isn’t racist, what is?
Recipient of a lifetime ban, Saleem Malik believes sports can never be rid of corruption
Saleem Malik played 103 Tests of Pakistan before he was banned for life in the year 2000.

Former Pakistani cricketer Saleem Malik, who has been banned for life by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for match fixing, is convinced that cricket or any other sport can never be rid of corruption.

“These fixing matters they can never be completely eradicated from cricket or other sports,” Malik told PTI in an interview.

“They can be curtailed at the most because these people who want to make easy money from cricket will always come up with new ways to target players and officials and make them greedy,” he said.

Not convinced with the security units

Malik was the skipper of the Pakistani Cricket team for some time but his role in a match-fixing scandal ended his cricketing career. Malik was banned for life in 2000 on the recommendation of the Justice (retd) Malik Qayyum inquiry commission set up to probe match-fixing in Pakistan cricket.

Malik is convinced that the security units set up by ICC and its member boards are not enough to clean the menace of fixing.

“I think the ICC and member boards can make their anti-corruption units more effective by including some high profile and well reputed former players on their units. Because only a top player has the experience to detect anything wrong in a match,” the 54-year-old said.

“Former police or intelligence officials who work with the ICC and member boards don’t have the cricketing acumen or background to immediately notice something suspicious in a match. Only a cricketer can do that. It is human nature. The best way to further curb this menace is to have more stringent laws to deal with the corrupt,” he added.

PCB doesn’t protect the players

Malik, who played 103 tests and 283 ODIs for his national team is the only player from Pakistan to be handed a lifetime ban. The former cricketer lamented that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) neither tried to educate their players nor did it protect them from fixing attempts.

“Look at India they have protected their players despite allegations cropping up. The PCB should never have allowed Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamir, Mohammad Asif or even Danish Kaneria to be tried in the United Kingdom. These players should have been punished by the PCB at home,” Malik said.

About his own ban, he said, “For the last one and half years I have sent copies of the court order to the Pakistan board asking them to give me clearance to resume my ties with cricket at any level but they are not responding at all.” The option of approaching the ICC is also closed for him since the international cricket board said that a player in such a case must come through ‘proper channels.’

Originally published on Sportskeeda.com here
Experts laud poets, writers for promoting Persian in India

Aligarh, Feb 3 (IANS) Scholars and social scientists from India, Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan gathered here on Wednesday lauded the contribution of various poets and writers to the spread and acceptance of Persian language, which enriched the composite culture of this country.


The discussions among experts were part of a three-day conference on various dimensions of the Persian language and its promotion by Mughal emperor Akbar.

The event has been organised by the Institute of Persian Research of Aligarh Muslim University in collaboration with the Indian Council of Historical Research and the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, New Delhi.

AMU vice chancellor Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) said since art and literature face no boundaries, the Persian culture and language flourished in India and still continues to do so in many ways.

Delivering the keynote address, renowned historian Professor Harbans Mukhia said even though the Persian language and literature reached its zenith during Akbar’s reign, the Persian influence in India can be traced even before the Mughal period.

In his inaugural speech, former Allahabad University vice chancellor Prof. Naimur Rahman Farooqi said tolerant and benevolent policies of Akbar and his patronage of learning made possible the conditions in which the Persian literature and culture flourished.

Farooqi said Persian poetry occupied a special place in medieval times as the most popular vehicle of literary expression with the Muslims, both in the Mughal dynasty in India and the Safavid dynasty in Iran.

Prof. Talat Ahmad, vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, said the Persian culture and literature got a lot of encouragement during Akbar’s rule.

“From becoming an official language of the Mughal empire to becoming popular with the common people, the Persian language became instrumental in recording events and translating epics,” said Talat Ahmad.

He pointed out that Mughal court historian Abul Fazl translated into Persian many outstanding Sanskrit works such as Kishan Joshi, Ganga Dhar, Mahesh, Mahanand, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Atharva Veda, Lilawati and Rajatarangini.

Prof Azarmi Dukht Safavi said emperor Akbar launched a movement led by Abul Fazl to preserve Persian in its original form.

Haryana human rights commission chief’s vehicle ‘collides’ with private school bus

THE OFFICIAL vehicle of Chairman of Haryana Human Rights Commission, Justice V K Jain (Retd) was involved in an accident with a bus of a private school at Sector 22/17/16/23 roundabout Wednesday.

According to the police, Justice Jain was sitting in the car when the accident took place in the afternoon.

Rahul, driver of Justice Jain, informed the Police Control Room about the accident following which a team from Sector 17 police station and Sector 22 police post reached the spot. Justice Jain had left the spot before police arrived. The bus was carrying students of Shishu Niketan School.

SI Surinder Singh of Sector 17 police station said that he received the message following which he reached the spot but as the area was not under his jurisdiction, he informed Sector 22 police post. Following this, ASI Daljeet Singh reached the spot. He said he spoke to both the parties and let the school bus driver go. The bus driver, Sanjay, however, alleged he was stopped by the police and was made to wait for around an hour to get his vehicle released. With the children sitting in the school bus getting delayed in reaching home, concerned parents also reached the spot to pick them up.

When contacted, Justice Jain said, “I am safe. The school bus driver was driving recklessly. My vehicle has suffered damage.”

Army pays tribute to KV Krishna Rao

Army Chief Dalbir Singh and the Indian Army paid tribute to former army chief general KV Krishna Rao. Krishna Rao (retd) passed away in Army’s Research and Referral Hospital on Sunday. As per the sources at the hospital, the 14th army chief died of cardiac arrest. Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh also paid tributes to the former army chief.
Deposition, day 2: Headley asked to recruit Indian Army men to spy for ISI

Mumbai, Feb. 9 (ANI): The second day of the deposition of David Coleman Headley via video conferencing from an undisclosed location in the United States began at a special Mumbai court on Tuesday.
Here is what we know so far:
21. In 2007, LeT decided to conduct terror attack in Mumbai
20. Major Iqbal asked me to gather intelligence on India
19. LeT decided to attack
18. Retd. Major Pasha joined Al qaeda
17. Former ISI chief was part of LeT
16. In this meeting,they assigned me the task of conducting recce of Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai
15. In Nov-Dec 2007, a meeting took place in Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) which was attended by Sajid Mir, Abu Khafa and me-David Headley
14. He advised Hafiz Saeed, Lakhvi to ‘legally challenge’ US ban on Lashkar
13. He was asked to recruit Indian Army men to spy for ISI
12. All details except place of birth, date of birth, mother’s nationality and passport number were incorrect in my visa application.
11. After 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks I visited India on 7th March 2009 from Lahore to Delhi
10. My seven visits to India were directly from Pakistan and one from UAE
9. After receiving new passport I visited India eight times, out of eight times I visited Mumbai seven times
8. Sajid Mir (LeT) asked me to take general video of Mumbai city
7. Sajid Mir (LeT) specified object of his intention before my first visit to India
6. I changed my name so that I could enter India. I wanted to enter India with an American name
5. After I changed my name, within few weeks I visited Pakistan
4. Sajid Mir wanted me to setup some business or office in India
3. After I changed my name, I disclosed this information to my colleague Sajid Mir of LeT
2. Sajid Mir of Lashkar-e-Taiba was my main contact
1. I was a true follower of Lashkar-e-Taiba
This is a developing story and will be updated as information pours in. (ANI)

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