A Khalistani Sikh Terrorist Planted a bomb on Air India Flight 182. WHY? Revenge on events that happened in another country that had nothing to do with the pilots, stewardesses or passengers on that plane. I am speaking at the Air India Bombing Memorial.
Here is a brief run down of the act of terror:
Air India Flight 182 was an Air India flight operating on the Toronto–Montreal–London–Delhi route. On 23 June 1985, the Boeing 747-237B serving the flight (c/n 21473/330, registration VT-EFO, Emperor Kanishka) was destroyed by a bomb at an altitude of 31,000 feet (9,400 m), and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while in Irish airspace. A total of 329 people were killed, including 268 Canadian citizens, 27 British citizens and 24 Indian citizens.
The bombing of this flight occurred at the same time as the Narita Airport bombing; investigators believe that the two plots were linked, and that those responsible were aiming for a double bombing. However, the bomb at Narita exploded before it could be loaded onto the plane.
Canadian law enforcement determined that the main suspects in the bombing were members of the Sikh militant group Babbar Khalsa. The attack is thought to have been a retaliation against India for Operation Blue Star, ordered by the Indian government, headed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The Indian Army entered the premises of the Golden Temple to flush out Sikh militants from inside the temple and its surrounding structures. Though a handful of members were arrested and tried for the Air India bombing, the only person convicted in the case was Inderjit Singh Reyat, a Canadian national, who pleaded guilty in 2003 to manslaughter. He was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for assembling the bombs that exploded on board Air India Flight 182 and at Narita.
The subsequent investigation and prosecution lasted almost twenty years. This was the most expensive trial in Canadian history, costing nearly C$130 million. The Governor General-in-Council in 2..