Paying 'close attention' to incident of missing IAF jet: China
- Author: Leroy Wright May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 16:12
The Chinese military claimed on Thursday that it was paying attention to the incident in which an Indian Air Force fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing along the Sino-India border two days ago. The search for it was hit by rough weather on Wednesday.
"Till now, no breakthrough has been made in locating the aircraft and its pilots", the Indian Air Force said. One SU-30 aircraft with recce capability is also being utilised for locating the plane.
"As for the situation you mentioned, I have no relevant information to offer at the moment", he added.
An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing near the Indo-China border in Assam on Tuesday morning.
The IAF said the search operation was continuing despite overcast sky and spells of rains and thundershowers in parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh where the SU-30 MKI plane is suspected to have crashed.
On March 16, three people were injured when another Sukhoi aircraft of the IAF had crashed near Barmer."A Sukhoi aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed near Barmer while on a routine training sortie". It lost radar and radio contact around 60 km northeast of the air base, following which authorities at Biswanath district, which borders Arunachal Pradesh, were informed. "Both pilots ejected safely", said Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha.