India joins search and rescue mission for missing MH370 jetliner – Bernama

The Indian navy has joined in the search and rescue operations in the Strait of Malacca for the Malaysia Airlines MH370 jetliner that went missing last Saturday.

The navy’s satellite Rukmini or GSAT-7 has also been activated to pick up any clue that may lead investigators to the missing aircraft, said a media report.

The search and rescue operations for the aircraft entered its fifth day today.

Over 40 ships and 26 aircraft from various countries have joined in the search for the missing plane, which mysteriously disappeared from the radar on March 8.

MAS Flight MH370 carried 227 passengers, five of them Indian nationals, and 12 crew members. The plane went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing about an hour after taking off from the KL International Airport at 12.41am, Saturday.

It should have landed in Beijing at 6.30am on the same day. – Bernama, March 12, 2014.