The Architect of Kargil is also the Mastermind of the Kandahar hijacking
Talbott should know. He was Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State during the Kargil war and the IC-814 hijacking.
But Kargil was hardly over when the IC-814 plane got hijacked from Kathmandu, widely believed to be masterminded by Musharraf in return for the humiliation of Kargil, says Talbott. The Clinton visit to India is clearly a high watermark. [Indian Express]
Ironically, Musharraf charged Nawaz Sharif with hijacking (a capital offence in Pakistan) after the erstwhile prime minister refused to allow Musharraf’s return flight to land in Pakistani territory. And ironically again, the terrorists implicated in the IC-814 hijack were the very ones who tried to assassinate Musharraf !
Talbott’s book Engaging India: Democracy, Diplomacy and the Bomb promises to be a good read.