Just got home from India (business trip.) I was in Delhi the day before the bombings, and did go through that marketplace near the Delhi train station. Was in Mumbai (Bommbay) yesterday when they occurred. Heavy security at all major Indian airports immediately after the bombings. The soldiers I saw - and there were many in the Mumbai airport - carried FN-FALs. Those things are pretty long. The Indian soldiers had fatigues, armored vests - the kind with metal inserts - and those long FN-FALs. Last Oct. 17, I left on SQ 073 to Singapore. Somebody called in a bomb threat. So, we passegers were on the ground for three hours. Meticulous inspection of handcarried liggage; and all the baggage in the plane was taken to a remote area out on the tarmac and unloaded in rows - then we passengers were brought there by buses in several batches and had to personally identify our luggage (but they DIDN'T make us match our baggage claim stubs to the stubs on the bags of luggage, which seems to me to have been a loophole in their security procedures- any suicide bomber would have pretended to have found his luggage and that ruse might or might not have been found out); and there were sniffer dogs, and what appeared to be snipers in a circle around the baggage. Well, we got a free merienda out of all that , and took off 3 hours late. Some passengers just cancelled and booked on other flights, not wanting to take the risk. Others lost their connections in Singapore because of the delay. So, I experienced a terrorist hoax leaving the RP, and experienced the after-effects of a real terrorist attack when I came back. I guess this is what the future of aviation has in store for us.