The Mystery of Flight IC-814: The Hijacking That Sparked Controversy and Outrage in India
Flight IC-814 was a flight that was hijacked on December 24, 1999, while traveling from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India. Here are some interesting facts about the mystery of Flight IC-814:
- The flight was hijacked by five terrorists belonging to the Pakistan-based militant group Harkat-ul-Mujahideen.
- The hijackers demanded the release of several militants who were being held in Indian prisons in exchange for the hostages on the plane.
- After several days of negotiations, the Indian government agreed to release three militants in exchange for the release of the hostages.
- The plane made several stops during the hijacking, including in Amritsar, Lahore, and Dubai, before finally landing in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
- The hijacking and the subsequent negotiations and releases sparked controversy and outrage in India, with many people questioning the government’s handling of the situation.
- The fate of the hijackers and the militants who were released as part of the deal remains unknown.