Man behind Kandahar hijack killed in Balakot air strike1 min read . Updated: 27 Feb 2019, 12:07 AM IST
- Kandahar hijack mastermind Yousuf Azhar—Masood Azhar's brother-in-law, was running JeM's terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan
- Kandahar hijack, the most infamous hijacking in the history of Indian aviation, had given JeM a fresh lease of life
NEW DELHI : On 24 December 1999, as Indian Airlines flight IC-814 entered Indian airspace at 5:30pm from Kathmandu, its fate had been re-written by Ustad Ghauri. With the flight ultimately being made to land at Kandahar in Afghanistan, not only did it become one of the most infamous hijackings in the history of Indian aviation, but it also gave a new lease of life to the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
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