Pak. had 'prior knowledge' of IA plane hijack
Nine days after the hijacking of the Indian
Airlines plane has ended, circumstantial evidence pointing to
Pakistan's involvement in the episode continue to pour in.
Britain to deliver blunt message to Pakistan
Britain is to deliver a blunt message to Pakistan
that its support for terrorism in Kashmir and the recent
hijacking of the Indian Airlines aircraft are unacceptable. The
British Foreign Office Minister, Mr. Peter Hain, told the BBC
that the British Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Sir Charles
Guthrie, was being sent to Islamabad next week to deliver `` the
blunt message that the (Pakistan) coup was unacceptable and that
Pakistani toleration and acceptance of cross-border terrorism in
Kashmir or incidents such as the Indian aeroplane hijacking was
Saeed Sheikh may face action in U.K.
Britain has indicated that Ahmad Omar Saeed
Sheikh, a Pakistan-born British national and one of the three
militants released by India in return for the hostages of the
hijacked Indian Airlines plane, may be tried under the Indo-
British Extradition Treaty or under the Anti-Terrorists Act,
according to official sources.
Jaswant questions U.S. reforms model
The External Affairs Minister, Mr. Jaswant
Singh, today declared that the Vajpayee Government is irrevocably
committed to fundamental economic reforms that improve the
quality of life and reduce the widening gap between the rich and
The Internet revolution played a role in the
drama surrounding the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight IC-814.
A passenger with a laptop computer on board the plane managed to
send a message to a Chinese website about the hijack.
Terrorism figures in Pak. talks with U.S.
Pakistani diplomats led by their ambassador
to the United States, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi have met a team of U.S.
officials headed by the Under Secretary of State, Mr. Thomas
Pickering, for what sources described as a ``comprehensive review
of bilateral relations.''
Three more held for links with hijackers
A travel agent and his two associates, who
allegedly supplied fake passports to four ISI agents linked to
the hijackers of the Indian Airlines aircraft, were arrested by
the Crime Branch here on Saturday. Crime Branch sleuths swooped
down upon their shop ``Seven Travels'' at Mumbai Central and
Pak. is being watched, says U.S. Congressman
The U.S. Congressman, Mr. Sam Gejdenson,
ranking Democrat on the House of Representatives' Committee on
International Relations, has said that the U.S. would not be in
all that hurry to consider India's demand that Pakistan be
declared a `terrorist state.'
BJP, allies plan joint campaign in Bihar
The BJP has already begun preliminary
discussions with the Samata Party and the Janata Dal(U) on seat-
sharing and a strategy for the next month's Assembly elections in