“A search operation is on. The plane was airborne at 8:30 am and was supposed to land at Port Blair at 11:30,” Wing Commander Anupam Banerjee said.
The craft took off at 8.30am from Tambaram in Chennai and the last contact with it was made 16 minutes later.
A P-8I surveillance aircraft, one Dornier and four ships were deployed in the search operation and more assets were being dispatched, officials said.
Defence sources said the search operation was being carried out 200 nautical miles from east of Chennai.
Reportedly, the aircraft was carrying service personnel to the strategic islands near the Malacca Straits, where India has a military base.
Many took to Twitter as the news started making rounds on social media.
Praying for the pax & crew of the IAF An32 missing around Port Blair. Hope all remain safe and return unharmed, fingers crossed!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 22, 2016
Hope it's safe... Why can't Indian airforce scramble jets to check https://t.co/7uFn4jbz3i
— Ravindra Vasisht (@rvasisht) July 22, 2016
Lets not say Hope for the best,Think Positive and say Indian Air Force AN-32 with 29 people on board is safe.
— Maya Ganguly (@fieryindian) July 22, 2016
A demonstration of Search & Rescue ops launched by Indian Navy for Indian Air Force AN-32 plane which went missing pic.twitter.com/ICCvve6wBY
— ANI (@ANI_news) July 22, 2016
— NDTV (@ndtv) July 22, 2016
— The Quint (@TheQuint) July 22, 2016
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.
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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.71||332.41|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.43|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.19|
KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.
As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.
On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.
In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.
Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.