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Divya Gavde

Divya Gavde

Asked on 12 March, 2019

What was the Kandahar crisis?

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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.

Rakesh Gupta

Rakesh Gupta

Asked on 12 March, 2019

Who approved the release of terrorists?

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

Saanvi Mittal

Saanvi Mittal

Asked on 12 March, 2019

How is Ajit Doval related to Kandahar crisis?

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

Ananya Powar

Ananya Powar

Asked on 12 March, 2019

For how many years was Masood Azhar jailed in India?

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Azhar was arrested in 1994 and released in 1999.

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