Indian fighter jet goes missing near China border


NEW DEHLI: Sukhoi SU-30 aircraft that took off from an air force base in northeastern India on Tuesday has gone missing near the India-China border, according to a Bloomberg report.

According to the report, the aircraft had taken off on a routine training mission when radar and radio contact was lost roughly 60 kilometers north of an air force base in Tezpur, an official was quoted as saying.

China and India also have a border dispute in northeast India, with Beijing claiming all of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Details released so far indicate “that something catastrophic happened,” distinguished fellow at the New Delhi-based Centre for Air Power Studies, Manmohan Bahadur said.