India puts on hold search for missing plane: Officials

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 09:43

Port Blair: India on Sunday put on hold its search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at the request of the government in Kuala Lumpur, which wants to reassess the week-old hunt for the Boeing 777 that is now suspected of being hijacked.
India had been searching in two areas, one around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and a second further west in the Bay of Bengal. Both searches have been suspended, but may resume, defence officials said.

"It`s more of a pause," said Commander Babu, a spokesman for the country`s Eastern Naval Command.

"The Malaysian authorities are reassessing the situation. They will figure whether they need to shift the area of search."

First Published: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 09:43
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