An airport security force trooper stands on the alert at Lahore airport on Saturday December 25, 1999 as Pakistan issued high alert to all airports avoiding landing of a hijacked Indian plane. Hijackers took an Indian Airlines jet liner Friday and are holding it the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, having hopped from the northern Indian city of Amritsar to Lahore in Pakistan and then on to Dubai, where 27 passengers were allowed to leave the plane. (AP Photo/K.M. Choudary)