Thursday, June 17, 2010

CHRONOLOGY - Report slams Canada on Air India bombing

REUTERS - A "cascading alternation of errors" by intelligence and badge agencies led to the 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182, a government address said on Thursday. It recomends Canada actualize a fresh aegis tsar to anticipate approaching attacks.

Here are key dates associated with the advance that charcoal history's deadliest bombing of a noncombatant airliner.

June 5, 1984 - The Indian Army storms Sikhism's holiest shrine, the Golden Temple in the burghal of Amritsar, 446 km (227 miles) arctic of Fresh Delhi. The action, alleged "Operation Bluestar", is aimed at active out armed militants who had active the altar as allotment of their action for an absolute accompaniment alleged Khalistan. Hundreds of bodies are killed.

Oct. 31, 1984 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who ordered Operation Bluestar, is assassinated by two Sikh bodyguards. Her annihilation triggers riots in which added than 2,000 Sikhs are dead in Delhi alone.

June 23, 1985 - Air India Flight 182 explodes in mid-air off the Irish coast, killing all 329 bodies on board. A bomb additionally explodes at Tokyo's Narita Airport, killing two workers who were appointment baggage to an Air India flight. Investigators articulation the attacks to Sikh militants in Western Canada.

May 9, 1991 - Inderjit Singh Reyat, a Duncan, British Columbia, electrician is bedevilled of assassination by a Canadian cloister for allowance to assemble the bomb that exploded at Narita. He is bedevilled to 10 years in prison.

May 31, 1995 - Amid complaints they accept bungled the analysis into the Flight 182 bombing, the Royal Canadian Mounted Badge action a C$1 actor accolade for advice in the case. Badge say they accept six key suspects, who they do not identify, but accuse associates of Vancouver's Sikh association are denial information. Accolade is never paid.

Oct. 27, 2000 - Ripudaman Singh Malik, a Vancouver businessman, and Ajaib Singh Bagri, a Kamloops, British Columbia, sawmill worker, are answerable with annihilation for the Flight 182 and Narita bombings. Talwinder Singh Parmar, a architect of the Sikh active accumulation Babbar Khalsa who was dead by Indian badge in October 1992, is called as an unindicted abettor for the bombings.

June 5, 2001 - Reyat is answerable with annihilation for the Flight 182 bombing. The accuse appear as he is confined the final canicule of his book for the Narita explosion. He pleaded accusable in 2003 to a bargain allegation of assassination for affairs actual acclimated to accomplish the bomb that destroyed Flight 182 and is bedevilled to bristles years in prison.

March 16, 2005 - Judge finds Malik and Bagri not accusable of annihilation accuse afterwards a balloon that lasted about two years and heard from 115 witnesses.