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IAF Sukhoi-30 still missing, search operations continue


IAF fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30 is still missing from yesterday. The search and rescue operations were resumed at daybreak today. C-130 aircraft with electro-optical payload, ALH and Chetak helicopters of IAF have been tasked for this mission. However, marginal weather prevailing at the area being searched is hampering and impeding the operations. SU-30 aircraft with recce capability is also being utilised for locating the missing aircraft. Apart from the aerial assets, four ground parties of IAF personnel, nine parties of Indian Army and two parties of State Administration have been deployed on different axes to search the area. Till now no breakthrough have been made in locating the aircraft and its pilots.

A low level upper air cyclonic circulation persists over Assam and adjoining Arunachal Pradesh. Possibility of overcast skies and few spells of Rain/ Thundershowers


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