36 years after Kanishka bombing, Canada remembers the dead with commemorations

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On June 23, 1985, Air India’s Boeing aircraft, named Kanishka, was heading from Montreal to London when it exploded at around 31,000 feet off the Irish coast as a bomb planted inside the plane by Khalistani terrorists went off. The attack claimed 329 lives

Family members of the victims of the 1985 mid-air bombing of Air India flight 182 marked the 36th anniversary of the worst terror attack in Canada’s history with visits to memorials and through online events on Wednesday.

With large gatherings not allowed in Canada due to the Covid-19 pandemic, small groups of family members assembled at various locations to remember the dead.

On June 23, 1985, Air India’s Boeing aircraft, named Kanishka, was heading from Montreal to London when it exploded at around 31,000 feet off the Irish coast as a bomb planted inside the plane by Khalistani terrorists went off. The terror attack claimed 329 lives.

The flight used to operate on the Montreal to Delhi route via London.

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