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In an electric-blue robe, foot-high turban and wielding an antiquated sword and a walkie-talkie, Amar Singh patrols a maze of tents and tractors on a blocked highway leading into New Delhi. Singh is among hundreds of armed men from the Sikh warrior order of Nihang, the self-appointed first line of defence in a showdown between farmers and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. Tens of thousands of farmers -- mostly from the Sikh-dominated Punjab state -- have camped at three protest sites on the capital's outskirts since November 26, when police blocked their entry into Delhi following clashes. The protesters say they will not budge until the government repeals the three farm laws deregulating their sector, which they believe will destroy their livelihoods.