Malaysia seeks India's help in search for missing airliner

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  1. Ash

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    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Malaysia has sought India's help to locate a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, India's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, as the search expanded to cover an area stretching from China to the Andaman Sea.

    "Malaysia and India are in contact on this since yesterday and contact points are being discussed. These contact points will ascertain what assistance is required and what India can offer," a spokesman at the ministry said.

    The spokesman said it had not yet been decided what area India would search in. India has a large military command in its Andaman and Nicobar islands and its navy patrols in the straits of Malacca.

    Malaysia seeks India's help in search for missing airliner
     
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    India should offer help at first place on humanitarian grounds
     
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    Fly a few of the sukhois-mki to the area for a aerial reconnaissance. the soft message (of support) would be felt by all ...
     
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    Su-30MKI from INS BAAZ and a couple of P-8I should be able to find anything in that area very quickly if indeed the aircraft in anywhere in that region, actually IN is the best equipped force in that entire region to find the aircraft. With P-8I and MKI's the on station time is very good. Wonder what kind of radar cover INS BAAZ?
     
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    Thats exactly what i was thinking, the P8I would be the best platform to use if the jetliner sank. I wonder if the plane had a soft landing in the water and sank, up until what dept would the pressurized hull remain intack?
     
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    Indian Navy does a lot of patrolling in Straits of Malacca.

    These water are our responsibility and under our sphere of influence.
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    with ref to my original post from another thread, fat lot of good it would do , seeing that for the first 3 days
    we were all looking in the SCS area - why didnt I.N., Indonesian and Malaysian Navies: alert us to their radar info of the flight having been actually in Malaca Straits area ?
    Conclusions:- (1) they deliberately allowed a wild goose chase in the SCS area
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    (2) all went for Azan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQSVBrjH_4o
    or
    (3) "higher ups" suppressed information

    Which do you prefer ?
     
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