The armed forces will hold a meeting on Thursday evening to decide how to coordinate their search efforts with other countries, after which they will make deployments, a senior command officer said. (JPN/Agencies)
“Details are being worked out,” said Harmeet Singh, a command spokesman in Port Blair.
The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 vanished from air traffic control screens midway between Malaysia's east coast and Vietnam. Its fate remains a mystery and no wreckage has been identified.
On Wednesday, a Dornier aircraft belonging to India's coastguard set off to search the eastern side of the Andaman Islands on orders from New Delhi but found nothing.
Malaysia’s Air Force chief has said the military radar had traced what could have been the jetliner to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Phuket.
According to media reports, US investigators suspect a missing Malaysian jetliner flew on for four hours once it lost contact with air traffic controllers.
The suspicion is based on data from the plane’s engines that are automatically downloaded and transmitted to the ground as part of routine maintenance programs.
The plane's last known confirmed position was roughly halfway between Malaysia and Vietnam.
Investigators have not ruled out any possible cause to explain the disappearance of the plane and 239 people on board.
The armed forces will hold a meeting on Thursday evening to decide how to coordinate their search efforts with other countries, after which they will make deployments, a senior command officer said.