Sceptical aviation analysts questioned the notion that a missing Malaysian airliner may have flown thousands of miles off course into the Indian Ocean, crossing undetected over a sensitive region bristling with military radar.
Malaysia confirmed that the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane had been expanded into the Indian Ocean, but declined to comment on US reports that the jet had flown for hours after going missing.
In view of the Chinese presence
in Myanmar`s Coco Islands, just 40 km from the Andaman and
Nicobar, India is planning to plug gaps in the islands` security
with possible induction of Sukhois, more warships and radars.