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What was the Kandahar crisis?

Asked 2019-03-12 10:40:40 by Divya Gavde

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The Kandahar crisis happened in December 1999. Indian Airlines' flight 814 was hijacked by terrorists who demanded the release of Masood Azhar. He was released along with two other terrorists, Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar and Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh.

Who approved the release of terrorists?

Asked 2019-03-12 10:40:40 by Rakesh Gupta

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India was ruled by NDA at the time and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee sanctioned the release of terrorists.

How is Ajit Doval related to Kandahar crisis?

Asked 2019-03-12 10:40:40 by Saanvi Mittal

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Current NSA Ajit Doval was among those who handed over Masood Azhar to terrorists.

For how many years was Masood Azhar jailed in India?

Asked 2019-03-12 10:40:40 by Ananya Powar

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Azhar was arrested in 1994 and released in 1999.

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