"A Su-30 aircraft airborne from Tejpur today on a routine training mission lost Radar and Radio contact approx 60 Km North of Tejpur". Aerial search was commenced based on last known position of the Su-30 MKI.
Officials said the rescue teams were yet to reach the spot which is inside forest and prevailing weather conditions in the area were bad.
The Sukhoi-30 MKI with two pilots onboard went missing along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
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Last location of the flight was detected at Dubia, under Gohpur subdivision, of Biswanath district of Assam.
A massive search operation was launched to trace the plane and the pilots, aged between 25 and 30, according to Lt. Col. Sombit Ghosh, the spokesperson of the Army's IV Corps. "If a request comes, China will offer assistance from a humanitarian perspective", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said to a question on what it would say if India asks for assistance in the search for the missing pilots.
The Russian built Su-30 MK1, India's frontline fighter aircraft, was inducted in the Tezpur air base on June 15, 2009.
In May 2015, a Sukhoi-30MKI crashed at a forested area near Tezpur after it had developed a technical snag. Search parties of the Army are also attempting to reach the crash site. The twin-engine Sukhoi had taken off in a two-aircraft formation sortie from the Tezpur airbase at about 10.30 am on Tuesday.