Search still on for missing Indian Air Force Military Jet with 15 IAF personnel on board

NEW DELHI - The Indian Air Force has said every effort is being made to locate an AN-32 transport aircraft which went missing on Monday afternoon after taking off from Jorhat in Assam.

While there were reports that the wreckage of the aircraft was spotted near Tato in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, the IAF has denied this.

The AN-32 aircraft had taken off from Jorhat in Assam but lost contact with ground staff before its scheduled landing in Arunachal Pradesh's Menchuka airfield.

There were 15 people - all IAF personnel - on board when the aircraft took off from Jorhat.

The aircraft took off 12:25 PM and its last contact with ground staff was at 1 pm. After the AN-32 did not reach Mechuka Advance Landing Ground, the IAF initiated the overdue action.