23.7.16

Navy puts its might in massive search on for missing IAF plane

Navy puts its might in massive search on for missing IAF plane


Eastern Naval Command (ENC) has deployed two P8i Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft with advanced electro-optics and radars, two Dornier aircraft and twelve ships with integral helicopters to join the search operationsinitiated to locate the Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft reported missing approx 300 km due East of Chennai on Friday morning.


The AN-32 was on a routine sortie from Air Force Station Tambaram to Port Blair and reported to have 29 personnel onboard, including the crew. Four ships of ENC, which were deployed in the Bay of Bengal on different missions,have been diverted to the search area and eight ships of Eastern Fleet with Fleet Cdr embarked onboard, which are on return passage from the South China Sea, are also proceeding at best speed to join the search operations, said Defence Ministry statement.

So let's do:
1. Name the Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft, which has deployed Eastern Naval Command?

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