Aviation and foreign relations have been interconnected the world over. So many hijackings have taken place for a political cause worldwide. In India the two hijackings of 31st December 1999 of an Indian Airlines aircraft to Khandahar in Afghanistan and in 1971from Srinagar to Lahore, Pakistan are a reminders.9/11 incident in the US is also a reminder of the same.
In India Aviation security has been a high been a high security issue ever since bomb explosion in the baggage hold of Air India flight from Toronto to London in 1985 killing all 329 persons on board and simultaneous abortive bombing of another a AirIndia flight from Canada from its luggage in Tokyo airport. This was due to poor security of baggage handling at Canadian airports.
In order to tighten up security at Indian airports even the services State police forces, who were in charge of airport security, were dispensed