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Would the Indian government be able to shoot down an airliner from say...the US or UK?
A plane will be declared "rogue" if it deviates from flight plans, refuses to heed warnings and is headed for a strategic target.
The decision to shoot down the aircraft will lie with the security cabinet. But if there is no time for it to convene, the prime minister, defence minister or home minister- or failing that a senior air force official - can make the call.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I'm pretty sure we have an almost identical policy. Given the times, I consider this protocol to be more than reasonable.
Originally posted by subz
GradyPhilpott, hasnt NORAD had expressed permission to shoot down any plane that deviates from its flight path and doesnt respond when hailed for decades? No different to the British (as you posted) or Indian policies.
Originally posted by Odium
ArchAngel, are you claiming he didn't know a plane had gone into the World Trade Centre buildings?
I mean...sorry but that is laughable to me.
"The American military air defence command was told by the federal aviation administration that a hijacked commercial airliner was heading towards Washington 12 minutes before it hit. But during that crucial time the defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, and his top aides remained unaware of any imminent danger.
Defence command also failed to inform Pentagon authorities responsible for guarding the building and so no steps were taken to order an evacuation or otherwise alert the building's 20,000 employees.
But while officials knew of the attacks in New York, few imagined that the Pentagon itself could be a target."
American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north side of the north tower of the World Trade Center (WTC) at 8:46:40 AM local time (12:46:40 UTC). At 9:03:11 AM local time (13:03:11 UTC), United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the south tower, covered live on television. American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37:46 AM local time (13:37:46 UTC).