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Year : 1982

[Act, No. 65 of 1982]
[6th November, 1982.]


An Act to give effect to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft and for matters connected therewith.

WHEREAS a convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft was, on the 16th day of December, 1970, signed at The Hague;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient that India should accede to the said Convention and make provisions for giving effect thereto and for matters connected therewith;

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

(1) This Act may be called the Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982.

(2) It extends to the whole of India and, save as otherwise provided in this Act, it applies also to any offence thereunder committed outside India by any person.

(3) It shall come into force on such 1* date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.


1. Effective from 15.11.1982 vide Notification No.S.O.798(E), dated 12-11-1982 , Gazette of India , extraordinary ,Pt. II, Sec.3 (ii).


In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Aircraft: means any aircraft, whether or not registered in India, other than a military aircraft or an aircraft used in customs or police service;

(b) "Aircraft registered in India" means an aircraft which is for the time being registered in India;

(c) "Convention country" means a country in which the Hague Convention is for the time being in force;

(d) "Hague Convention" means the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft signed at The Hague on the 16th day of December, 1970;

(e) "Military aircraft" means an aircraft of the naval, military, air force or any other armed forces of any country and includes every aircraft commanded for the time being by a person in any such force detailed for the purpose.
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