India adopting tough new anti-hijacking measures

[JURIST] Indian Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday announced plans to implement a new set of anti-terror measures that would allow the military to shoot down hijacked commercial planes the government believes will be used as weapons, prohibit negotiations with hijackers, and sentence convicted hijackers to death. Six years ago, hijackers diverted Indian Airlines flight 814 [Guardian news archive] to Kandahar and initiated a week-long standoff that resulted in the release of three jailed Kashmiri militants in exchange for the hostages. New India Press has more.

 

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