Indian Air Force (IAF) has further intensified and expanded search for the missing AN-32 fighter aircraft.
Helicopters, aircraft carrying specialized sensors, satellites and all possible civil, police and local administrative agencies have further expanded search based on human and sensor inputs.
No effort is being spared to locate the missing aircraft.
A specialized aircraft of the Indian Navy, P8i will again fly a sortie on Friday morning as the weather is likely to improve slightly.
Search parties have set out on foot in likely directions to locate the aircraft and its occupants.
These parties have been encountering thick forests as they tirelessly searched every part of a very difficult terrain.
The search by parties on foot and night capable aircraft will continue through the night and satellites data is being analysed regularly.
While weather continues to pose a challenge, IAF remained committed to continued efforts to locate the aircraft and its brave air warriors. IAF has flown more than 100 hours in search operations.