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Plane hijacks in India

Attacks on commercial airlines became a major problem in the late 1960s.

india Updated: Aug 13, 2003 18:59 IST

October 3, 2001: For nearly five long hours in the dark of the night a comedy of errors was enacted before the world learnt that the "hijack" of an Alliance Air flight from Mumbai to Delhi around mid-night was a "false alarm".

December 24, 1999: Indian Airlines Kathmandu-Delhi Airbus 300 with 186 people on board hijacked shortly after take-off to Lahore. Lahore denies permission to land and the plane finally touches down at Amritsar.

January 13, 1994: Indian Airlines Bangalore-Madras A-320 Airbus with 56 passengers, 7 crew hijacked. The hijacker wanted Marathwada University to be renamed after Dr. BR Ambedkar.

April 24,1993: Delhi-Srinagar IA Boeing 737 with 141 passengers and six crew members hijacked to Amritsar. Hijacker wanted it to be diverted to Kabul.

April 10,1993: Indian Airlines Lucknow-Delhi Flight IC-436 hijacked by four college students, demanding that the problems plauging lucknow arts college be resolved lands at Amausi Airport.

March 27,1993: An Indian Airlines Hyderabad-Lucknow-Delhi flight IC-439 hijacked by Hari Singh. Landed at Rajasansi airport, Amritsar.

Jan 22, 1993: A Patna-Lucknow-Delhi Indian Airlines Flight IC-810, hijacked by Satish Chandra Pandey shortly after take-off. He surrendered at the instance of present Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

First Published: Jul 31, 2003 13:30 IST