Architect of Kandahar hijack, Parliament attack was IAF target1 min read . Updated: 26 Feb 2019, 03:07 PM IST
- Maulana Yususf Azhar was Maulana Masood Azhar’s brother-in-law
- Maulana Yususf Azhar changed the face of the JeM in Pakistan and in India
New Delhi: On 24 December 1999, as the Indian Airlines flight IC-814 entered Indian airspace at 5:30 pm from Kathmandu, its fate had been re-written by Ustad Ghauri. With the flight ultimately being made to land in Kandahar in Afghanistan, not only did it become one of the most infamous hijackings in the history of Indian aviation, but it gave a new lease of life to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).
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