"While the search for the missing aircraft is on, Air Marshal RD Mathur, AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command, has announced a cash award of Rs 5 lakh for the person(s) or group who provide credible information leading to finding of the aircraft," an official release said.
He met the families of the missing air-warriors and assured them that the IAF will take all possible measures to locate the missing plane and personnel.
The AN-32 transport aircraft of the IAF went missing on Monday afternoon after getting air-borne from Assam's Jorhat.
The aircraft was headed for Mechuka Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh when it lost contact with ground authorities at around 1300 hours.
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