Missing IAF plane: Parrikar in Chennai to monitor ops

Chennai, Jul 2: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said he will monitor the search operations of the AN-32 aircraft that went missing with 29 people on board.

"Reached Tambaram to monitor operations on IAF AN-32 aircraft," Parrikar tweeted upon his arrival at the suburban airforce here.

 IAF plane: Parrikar arrives in Chennai

The aircraft of the Indian Air Force went missing yesterday over the Bay of Bengal on its way to Port Blair from here, raising concerns over its fate.

Read more: IAF's AN-32 missing: All you need to know about the aircraft

A massive search operation has been launched by the IAF, Navy and the Coast Guard for tracking the upgraded plane which made the last radio contact at 0846 hours, 16 minutes after take off from Tambaram air base on Friday.


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