An Indian military plane with 29 people on board has gone missing over the Bay of Bengal which is the largest bay in the world and is found at the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean.
According to the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Antonov-32 transporter aircraft took off from Chennai (Madras) at 08:30 local time (03:00 GMT), bound for Port Blair in the eastern archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar. It was scheduled to land at 11:30. A search operation has been launched.
The plane was carrying service personnel to strategic islands near the Malacca Straits, where India has a military base.