IAF announces Rs 5 lakh award for information on missing AN-32 plane
New Delhi, June 08: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday announced a Rs 5 lakh award for information on location of the missing AN-32 plane.
Air Marshal RD Mathur said in a press release: "While the search for the missing aircraft is on , Air Marshal RD Mathur , AOC-in-C , Eastern Air Command, has announced a cash award of Rs 5 Lakhs for the person(s) or group who provide credible information leading to finding of the aircraft."
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has intensified the search operation to trace the AN-32 aircraft that has gone missing in Arunachal Pradesh after taking off from Assam's Jorhat, and has deployed more assets and roped in the local civic and police agencies in its effort.
All the three armed forces have deployed their assets to trace the aircraft.
However, the search-and-rescue (SAR) operation has met with little success so far due to the difficult terrain and rough weather.
The IAF has given out contact numbers.
Landline: 0378-3222164; Mobile: 9436499477, 9402077267, 9402132477.