A ray of hope has been cited when defence sources on Wednesday, May 3 informed that the weather condition at the Himalayas snowy mountains has improved. Almost 3,500 troops are appointed to track the whereabouts of the CM - Dorjee Khandu.
The claim of Mukul Wasnik, Union Minister for social justice and empowerment, however, went in vain, as the minister earlier had claimed, "We should be able to provide some definite information about the missing helicopter by 4 pm (on May 3) with army and paramilitary troopers trained to operate in high altitude areas expected to reach the location pinpointed by the ISRO radar."
Ground search was started on May 3 after ISROs satellite images saw metal parts in the area. But poor weather conditions played a havoc in the ground search as well. The teams comprising of personnel from army, police, and paramilitary troopers are finding it extremely hard to cover the mountain terrain near Sela Pass. The location of the place zeroed in by the ISRO is called Nagarjiji.
The missing CM's son, Tashi Tsering Khandu has also started a foot-march into the eastern Himalayas to find his father's chopper.
The Pawan Hans helicopter AS350 B-3 carrying the Chief Minister along with four others went missing since Saturday and no communication has been established since then. It was earlier reported that the chopper landed in Bhutan, though the government of Bhutan dismissed the news.