January 2nd, 2001, 01:51 PM
Isn't it so funny that even after one year of this tragedy, the government is still clueless about what happened . There are so many questions that are still unanswered about the hijacking. Who called up amritsar airport and let the aircraft go ahead. Why wasnt a commando operation (like entibee) even not thaught off as an option. Why were some of the most wanted terrorists in indian captivity released. Why did the indian govenment though they publically say that they dont support Taliban, supported the Taliban suggestions there. The aircraft was refuelled in so many places yet no one stopped the aircraft. What kind of security measures are being taken at other airports in the country so that such an event doesnt occur again.

there are so many questions yet no answer from our goverment...its as if there is a deliberate attempt to cover up facts. maybe some of our members can shed some light on this topic.

January 9th, 2001, 12:38 PM
Well its true that Indian goverment is still clueless abt the whole Hijacking episode. The aircraft could have been easily be stopped at amritsar. I read in the india today that the Special Task Force waited for more than 1 and 1/2 hours at delhi for the Negotiation team and finally left without the negotiation team as nobody knew who were in the team, the special tast force was supposed to do the commando action if the need arises but the reached airport much late and the air-craft had already left india till then.

It was a great shame on india's part to release those terrorist. If taken right steps the sitution could have been controlled but there was not enough arrangments made to handle such a situation. Even the Crisis managment team was inefficient.

Even today after that tragic episode there is no much difference in security arrangments at the airports of india. Just last week only i saw a program on Zee T.V. called 'Special Correspondent' in which they showed how there correspondent Mr. Gopal illegally took Battery cells into the aircraft from the Delhi Airport and in one other case how he even took the Bullets of Double Barrel gun abroad the aircraft and also took a runnin camera and took the coverage of it and showed it on T.V. Anybody seeing that could be get concerned abt there safety on a aircraft in india.