Anti Hijack

  • IndiGo hijack alert tests India's anti-terror setup February 2, 2009

    New Delhi: It was 1700 hrs (IST) when the pilot of an IndiGo Airlines aircraft, flight no E-664 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...
  • Anti-hijack law dilemma: Lives first or nation first? February 15, 2008

    The UPA Government has plans to put in place a new and tough anti-hijack 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 IC-814. Now the UPA government has decided to amend the Anti-Hijacking Act of 1982 with...
  • Cabinet delays approval to new anti-hijacking laws February 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday deferred a decision on the amendments to the Anti-Hijacking Act of 1982, which is expected to provide for a no-negotiation policy and death penalty to the hijackers. "The decision was postponed as Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel was not present in the meeting. The...