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Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. This section needs expansion. The Kandahar hijacking of an Indian plane in seems to have suddenly become the hot topic in southern cinema. He spoke of the emergency meeting convened by Vajpayee, that Kanchan Gupta noted had been held minutes after the event. Before you hold responsible any individual or party for the goof-ups, you should know what exactly happened on that day. Home Topic Kandahar Hijack. The Tamil version will be ca

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However, due hiajck insufficient fuel, Captain Sharan told the hijackers that they had to land in AmritsarIndia. Pakistan initially denied the request.

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Advaniji and Arun Shourie were initially opposed to it, even I was reluctant but then Prime Minister Vajpayee felt that every effort must be made to save the lives of the passengers hence we all fell in line. The Indian Government sent in a team of negotiators, headed by Vivek Katju, to discuss the demands of the hijackers, which kqndahar the release of:. Then, Dubai, where 27 passengers were released. After the three militants landed in Kandahar, the hostages aboard the aircraft were freed.

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This created a storm in Parliament that of course subsided eventually. The hijacking of IC occurred while we were returning to Delhi in one of the two Indian Air Force Boeings which, in those days, were used by the Prime Minister for travel within the country. Speaking about the separatist leadership in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Dulat said the Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was one such leader who could be roped into the mainstream.


He allegedly provided travel papers to the hijackers. Your session has expired, please login again. The officials just failed to respond with alacrity. A top Jaish-e-Mohammed militant who claimed to have played a key role in the IC Kandahar hijacking has been arrested in Dhaka.

JeM militant arrested in Bangladesh.

On 31 Decemberthe freed hostages were flown back through special plane. The story goes thus: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In another disclosure which Mr Dulat has mentioned in his book “Kashmir: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad. It was complete inefficiency, and exposed the inability to take decisions with panicky knee jerk responses passing for hiajck out decisions and action. Doval, the IB chief, who led the four-member negotiating team to Kandahar, described the whole hijadk as a “diplomatic failure” of the government in their inability to make the US and UAE use their influence to help secure a quick release of the passengers.

Desperate calls were made to the officials at Raja Sansi Airport to somehow stall the refuelling and prevent the plane from taking off.

‘Kandahar hijack was India’s diplomatic failure’

Due to extremely low fuel level, the aircraft requested an emergency landing in LahorePakistan. Lok sabha Election Schedule All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from May Articles with short description EngvarB from July Use dmy dates from July All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Articles with unsourced statements from November Articles to be expanded from June All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes All articles with failed verification Articles with failed verification from February The Tamil version will be ca They did not receive approval from New Delhi.


Congress president Rahul Gandhi today alleged that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was instrumental in releasing Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as part of negotiations in the Kandahar hijacking incident. UP Lok Sabha Election. Rauf was arrested in a fake visa case in January. On 31 Decemberthe freed hostages of Indian Airlines Flight were flown back through special plane.

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Doval had gone on to head the IB inretired, and after a long hiatus is back in the saddle now as the National Security Advisor. It’ll just take a moment. Instead in less than an hour the kandagar was suddenly airborne again, went on to Lahore where it was refuelled and asked to immediately leave, went to Dubai by which time one passenger had been stabbed to death and some others injured.