Soft Target (book)

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Soft Target
Author Zuhair Kashmeri & Brian McAndrew
Country Canada
Language English
Genre Investigative Journalism, Espionage, Canadian Sikhs, Canadian History
Publisher James Lorimer & Company
Publication date
1989 and reprint in 2005
Media type Print Paperback & Cloth
Pages 162
ISBN 1-55028-221-2 (Paperback 1989) & 1-55028-904-7 (2005)
Followed by Reprint in 2005

Soft Target: How the Indian Intelligence Service Penetrated Canada is a conspiracy theory book written by Zuhair Kashmeri & Brian McAndrew which claims the bombing of Air India Flight 182 was the work of Indian intelligence agencies.

The conspiracy theory was addressed by the official "Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182"[1] which concluded that, "Talwinder Singh Parmar was the leader of the Babbar Khalsa, a pro-Khalistan organization at the heart of radical extremism, and it is now believed that he was the leader of the conspiracy to bomb Air India flights."[2] and that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police "again indicated that it possessed no evidence to support the theory that the Government of India was involved in the Air India bombing."[3]


The Telegraph newspaper claims the book was banned in India for "obvious reasons".[4]

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