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Indian Air Force plane An-32 disappears near the Chinese border

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Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com
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An Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft, with 13 people, disappeared on Monday afternoon, about 35 minutes after taking off from Jorhat in Assam, according to official sources.

The aircraft took off at 12:25 am from Jorhat’s IAF base and made a flight to Menchuka landing area in Arunachal Pradesh but lost contact with the control at 1 pm, official sources said.

Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said he spoke with the deputy chief of the force and prayed for everyone’s safety on board.

A total of eight crew and five passengers are on board, sources said.

The Air Force of India has deployed all available resources to locate the aircraft, sources said. C-130 special operations aircraft and even Su-30MKI fighters participate in the searches.

 

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