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Wednesday 12 Jun 2019 09.35 AM

IAF's AN 32 wreckage spotted, pilot Ashish Tanwar's mum hopeful he survived

IAF, AN 32, Pilot

Palwal (Haryana) : As the Indian Air Force reported spotting of the wreckage of its AN-32 transport aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, the desolate family of Ashish Tanwar, the pilot awaits news about him. Ashish's mother, who is inconsolable still harbours hope that her child would soon be in her arms.

Speaking to ANI, she said: "I believe my son would be alive." IAF said that efforts are underway to establish the status of occupants and establish survivors stating that High elevation and dense forest together coupled with inhospitable weather made it extremely difficult to search for the plane in the inaccessible and sparsely populated hilly terrain.

Family members of the Tanwar have raised questions over why the outdated aircraft was sent to fly over treacherous terrain. "The aircraft was not upgraded and this shows the carelessness on the part of the government. If something happens to Ashish, we will be devastated," said Ashish's paternal uncle, Udayvir Singh at their family home in Palwal. ANI

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