|Location||Taj Mahal, India|
|Date||March 19, 2001|
|Objective||Disarm the bomb|
Rescue the tourists
|Game||Rainbow Six Eagle Watch|
|Next mission||Operation: Lion's Den|
|Previous mission||Operation: Little Wing|
Operation Sapphire Rising is the second mission in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Eagle Watch.
A radical Indian separatist group "Sikh" has seized tourists visiting the Taj Mahal. The terrorists are demanding the formation of an autonomous Sikh state within India or all hostages will be killed. Reports indicate that they have planted a bomb within the historic building. Your orders are to find and secure all hostages and prevent the bomb from being detonated.
John Clark - Intelligence indicates that the group holding the Taj are Sikh. This attack is probably retaliation for the Indian government's assault on the Golden Temple in '84. Remember that the Taj is a national monument as well as an art treasure, so try to keep the collateral damage to a minimum.
Akbar Jahan - The level of violence is particularly high in India right now. The Sikhs have been fighting the Army since the 1980's and lately the battle has been going against them. This latest attack is clearly a desperation measure. Not that that's any consolation to the poor devils with the guns pointed at them...
Sikh terrorists have planted a bomb in Taj Mahal. They also have four hostages being held on the second floor. Find the bomb and disarm it, and release the hostages without any of them being killed.
You will be inserted on the roof of the structure. Meet back on the roof with the hostages at the extraction point.
We have set up heartbeat sensors around the Taj Majal, so you should have full information on terrorist locations once you've inserted.