Ic 814 Hijacked: The Inside Story
Anil K. Jaggia And Saurabh Shukla
What was the intelligence failure that led to the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight IC-814 from
Kathmandu on 24 December 1999? Could the aircraft have been stopped at Amritsar airport? Was a
commando raid planned on the aircraft? How was Rupin Katyal killed? Was the planes destination
always intended to be Kandahar? Was it merely prophetic that the hijackers had predicted the end of
all negotiations on the millennium eve?
These and other questions are answered in this blow-by-blow eyewitness account by Flt. Engineer Anil
K. Jaggia, who breaks the silence around the hijacking with investigative journalist Saurabh Shukla of
the Indian Express.
Anil K. Jaggia, operated hijacked flight IC-814 as its Flight Engineer. He was chief of Flight Engineering with Indian Airlines and had 20,000 flight hours’ experience as Flight Engineer. An instructor and examiner flight engineer on the Airbus A300 aircraft, he received his technical education at Air Technical Training Institute, Calcutta.
Saurabh Shukla is an award-winning investigative journalist and the Founder and Editor in Chief of NewsMobile. He is a prolific writer, public speaker and a prime-time TV panelist. He has reported from hot spots worldwide and has interviewed international leaders. Previously he has worked in leading media organizations like India Today Group, Hindustan Times and the Indian Express.