This hostage crisis is a perfect example of winning the battle but losing the war. By giving in to the hijackers, this gives a clear green light to any potential terrorists out there that hijacking works once again. In fact, the only thing that put a stop to the rampant hijackings in Europe during the 1970's and 80's was the refusal of governments to cooperate with the demands of terrorists...clearly this move is a step backward.
Believe me, the bastards got off scot free, literally getting away with murder. They will flee across the border to Pakistan without a problem never to be heard from again. Maybe Pakistan didn't want them and maybe they did, but that government will harbor terrorists before allowing the Indian government to score a victory. Remember that Pakistan gives only "moral" support to Kashmiri separatists which in fact translates to direct economic and military aid....so don't believe this nonsense about no country wanting them.
They will be back on the Kashmiri front lines in a matter of weeks murdering yet more innocents. Don't expect the US to track him down with its fabulous spy satellites...they have no reason to help out in this instance and traditionally have horded their technology for their own political and military ends.
These bastards have become heroes and that sickens me. I'm glad the passengers are alright but at what cost??