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The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to procure all terrain vehicles (ATV) after huge difficulties were faced in locating the crash site of AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh.

ATVs are special vehicles equipped with low pressure tires and it can be used to travel over difficult and rough terrains.

As per reports, demonstrations on the uses of ATVs were given to an Air Force team at Faridabad.

Sources said the Air Force team was shown how ATVs equipped with medical facilities can be used to carry out rescue operations.

Indian Army and paramilitary forces are equipped with a sufficient number of ATVs.

The ATVs that are used by the security forces are mainly obtained from Polaris, a leading manufacturer of automotive and defence vehicles.

The AN-32 aircraft with 13 persons onboard, had gone missing on June 3, about 30 minutes after taking off from Jorhat in Assam for Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh.

The wreckage was spotted 16 kliomtres north of Lipo of northeast Tato in the state by a Mi-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force.

The remains were recovered on Wednesday and brought from the crash site in the Pari mountain range to Aalo in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

They were brought to their parent base at Jorhat last night.

Wing commander MG Charles was cremated on Friday in Jorhat, the mortal remains of 12 other IAF personnel were taken to New Delhi last night by two planes.

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