Saturday, May 29, 2021

Could something like the Ryanair incident of May 16 occur in Indian airspace?

On May 16, a Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania was forcibly diverted to the Belarus capital Minsk. While the civil aircraft was flying through Belarus airspace, a fighter jet was sent to intercept it, claiming that there was a bomb threat on the aircraft. Once the plane landed in Minsk, all the bags onboard were checked but no bomb was found. All passengers except two - Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend - were allowed to board the aircraft which continued its journey to Lithuania.

The Ryanair case is unprecedented, but it does raise some concerns for countries across the globe, including India. See how >>

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