Recent issue of Italian Marines not returning India has reminded me of the Kandhar plane hijack. While terrorism and diplomacy are 2 opposite approaches, I found similarity between the two.
Terrorism Route: To make imprisoned people in Indian prison free, one hijacks a plane. Takes it to third country(Kandhar – Afghanistan). Forces Government of India to release terrorists imprisoned by it. But they can’t claim immunity anywhere except Pakistan.
Diplomacy Route: To make imprisoned people in Indian prison free, one guaranties Supreme Court of India that 2 marines imprisoned in India will be brought back after they cast vote. Than they are not returned. The diplomat giving guaranty claims diplomatic immunity.