ANTI HIJACK

  • Anti-Hijacking Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha amidst uproar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday introduced Anti-Hijacking (Amendment) Bill 2010 in Rajya Sabha amidst uproar by opposition parties. The MPs have been demanding a statement by the Prime Minister on conversion row and did not let the House function. The Anti-Hijacking (Amendment) Bill, 2010 was introduced in Rajya...
  • IndiGo hijack alert tests India's antiterror setup February 2, 2009

    New Delhi: It was 1700 hrs (IST) when the pilot of an IndiGo Airlines aircraft, flight no E664 from Delhi to Goa sent out a distress signal over Jaipur and sought priority landing. He also asked the ATC to move him to a discreet radio frequency, a procedure followed in...
  • Antihijack law dilemma: Lives first or nation first? February 15, 2008

    The UPA Government has plans to put in place a new and tough antihijack law. The Government says it is ready to say that India does not negotiate with hijackers. The new law proposes getting tougher with hijackers, allowing for shooting down of hijacked aircraft, and no negotiation. But is this...
  • To get rid of soft image, Govt toughens hijacking law February 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Seven years ago, in a humiliating concession to terrorists, the then government not only released three top Pakistani terrorists but the then foreign minister personally delivered them to the hijackers of Indian Airlines flight IC814. Now the UPA government has decided to amend the AntiHijacking Act of 1982 with...
  • Cabinet delays approval to new antihijacking laws February 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday deferred a decision on the amendments to the AntiHijacking Act of 1982, which is expected to provide for a nonegotiation policy and death penalty to the hijackers. "The decision was postponed as Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel was not present in the meeting. The...