India launches massive search operation for missing military plane
Ships, aircraft and a submarine hunt for an Indian air force plane which has gone missing with more than 20 people on board. The Antonov-32 transporter aircraft took off from Chennai (Madras) at 08:30 local time (03:00 GMT), bound for Port Blair in the eastern archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar. It was scheduled to land at 11:30. Four aircraft, 12 ships and a submarine have been deployed to search for the plane, the ministry of defence said.