IAF AN-32 missing HIGHLIGHTS: Aerial search operation could not be undertaken on Saturday to trace the missing transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force in remote Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh due to poor weather conditions, even as ground troops continued combing the mountainous area for the sixth consecutive day.
Meanwhile, the IAF has announced a cash award of Rs 5 Lakhs for the person(s) or group who provide credible information leading to the finding of the aircraft. IAF Chief BS Dhanoa also visited Air Force Station Jorhat in Assam Friday to review the ongoing search and rescue operations for the missing aircraft.
Over five days after the Anton, AN-32, aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) lost contact with ground stations, it is yet to be traced as a massive search and rescue operation is being conducted daily between Jorhat in Assam and Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh. With an intensified search, the IAF has deployed additional assets in the mission roping in local civic and police agencies.