Operation continues for missing Sukhoi fighter jet : Indian Air Force


Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft went missing two days back due to bad weather while taking off from Tezpur airbase in Assam. The investigation is in process.

“Till now, no breakthrough has been made in locating the aircraft and its pilots,” the Indian Air Force asserted.

On Wednesday, an IAF C-130 aircraft with electro-optical payload, an Advanced Light Helicopter, and Chetak helicopters carried out the search operation. Su-30 aircraft was also used to search out the missing aircraft.

On different axis, the aerial assets, four ground teams of IAF personnel, nine of the Indian Army and two of state administration were enforced in the area to investigate the matter.

“Marginal weather prevailing in the area being searched is hampering and impeding the operation,” an IAF statement stated.

Till now, no information has been received about the missing Indian Air Force aircraft.

Two pilots of Su-30 jet aircraft on board took from the IAF Tezpur air base. It was situated about 172 km from India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. The incident took place at around 9.30 a.m.

At around 11.10 a.m, the aircraft went missing near Arunachal Pradesh’s Doulasang area.

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang stated, no further information has been received yet.

“First of all, on the eastern section of the China-India border, our position is consistent and clear. We have been following the situation in South Tibet very closely. We hope India can stick to arrangements between two sides and avoid disturbing peace and stability in border areas,” Lu said.