The Indian coast guard is addressing the press conference on missing IAF AN-32.
– We have taken help from Govt departments like ISRO: Rajan Bargotra,IG,Coast Guard on missing AN-32
– We have not located any debris till now, search is continuing: Rajan Bargotra,IG,Coast Guard on missing AN-32
– As of now, at sea we have 13 naval vessels, 2 Coast Guard ships deployed from east coast. 12 air sorties undertaken: Rajan Bargotra, IG ICG
– Search area has been expanded gradually: Rajan Bargotra, IG Coast Guard on missing IAF aircraft
– Aircrafts were launched by respective services to carry out a linear search:Rajan Bargotra,IG,Coast Guard on AN-32 missing aircraft
– This is the 4th day of search operations conducted by Coast Guard, IAF and Indian Navy: Rajan Bargotra, IG ICG on missing IAF aircraft
The search for the Indian Air Force’s AN 32 aircraft, which went missing over Bay of Bengal with 29 defence personnel on board three days ago, was intensified on Monday morning after satellite imagery pointed to possible floating objects but nothing has been found yet.
Indigenous imagery satellite did give some pointers to possible floating objects. The area indicated are being searched intensively by ships and aircraft. Nothing sighted as yet.
Efforts are on, sources said, adding another indigenous satellite would be used for further search. A total of 12 Naval ships and four Indian Coast Guard vessels, along with 17 aircraft from the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and ICG have been mobilised for this operation.