New Delhi, Jun 23: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh mentioned 1985 Kanishka bombing as the 'most barbarous act' on Wednesday, Jun 23. He said that terrorism must be fought and eliminated with determination and joint action.
“This was a horrific incident which shook the world"s conscience. It is with a sense of deep pain and sorrow that I join the families and friends in paying my homage to all those who fell victim to this most barbarous act of terrorism", he said on the 25th anniversary of the crash of Air India Flight 182.
He added that no religion, faith or cause could justify such violence or inhumanity. Manmohan Singh will visit Canada later this week in relation with the upcoming G-20 Summit.
“On this solemn occasion, we must rededicate ourselves to fighting and eliminating terrorism with determination and joint action," Singh said.
Air India"s Kanishka aircraft was submerged into the Atlantic on June 23, 1985 after an onboard explosion. The bombing claimed the lives of all 329 passengers and crew.