IC-814 News

New Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour oversaw IC-814 ops at Kandahar

Mansour handled the hijacking along with its foreign minister, Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil, and Kandahar corps commander Akhtar Muhammad Usmani.

India wanted to raid IC-814 in Dubai, but Farooq Abdullah opposed swap, says former RAW chief AS Dulat

A decade separated the two incidents but both times, A S Dulat, former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), had to face the wrath of then Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah over the release of wanted militants in the Kashmir valley. In his book Kashmir — The Vajpayee Years, published by […]


IC-814: Wrong man held,says Pakistan

Pak has refuted Chile’s claim of having arrested brother of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar.

Ten years after Kandahar

The decade began with terror when Indian Airlines flight IC-814 from Kathmandu to New Delhi was hijacked on December 24,1999,and forced to land in Kandahar,Afghanistan. After eight harrowing days,on December 31,the passengers on board were released in exchange for terrorists. Now,ten years later,those who took the flight that day look forward to a new decade with hope. The Sunday Express shares their stories

Bengal cites Rubaiya,IC-814 to justify its deal with Maoists

The West Bengal govt admitted that it had given in to the Maoists’ demands — and helped free 22 suspects — to secure release of Atindranath Dutta.

Sanctioning Jaish chief: UK blinks,China lone dissenter

Amid mounting diplomatic pressure for attempting to block India’s proposal at the United Nations to place sanctions on Jaish-e-Mohammed.....


IC-814 hijack: Ex-NSA says any Govt would’ve released terrorists

Defending the handling of the IC-814 hijack case in 1999 by the then NDA Government,former National Security Advisor...