Tuesday, July 26, 2016

IAF's Antonov AN-32 update: Two orange drums found in Bay of Bengal

A Navy Aircraft has detected two orange drums in the Bay of Bengal, reported Times Now, during its search and rescue operations of the Antonov AN-32 aircraft of the IAF that went missing on Friday, over the Bay of Bengal
Earlier in the day, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in Delhi paying homage to Kargil war martyrs on the 17th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, said that the ministry has put all their resources in trying to find out leads about the missing AN-32 plane.
An AN-32 aircraft of the IAF, with 29 personnel on board, on its way from near Chennai to Port Blair, including four officers, went missing on Friday over the Bay of Bengal. Of the 29 people on board the missing aircraft, six are flight crew members, 12 are IAF personnel, and one each from navy, coast guard and the army, while eight are civilians.
On Monday, the Lok Sabha expressed concern over the disappearance of the Indian Air Force's AN-32 aircraft, which went missing on Friday with 29 people on board.
The matter was raised during the Zero Hour and Congress leader of the House, Mallikarjun Kharge, sought a status report from Parrikar on the missing aircraft. The aircraft had not been found until Monday despite an intensive search and rescue operation, called 'Operation Talash'.
Tuesday marks the fifth day of the search for the missing AN-32 aircraft.
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