The Sukhoi fighter aircraft with two pilots on board of Indian Airforce went missing near China border. The incident took place when it lost radio contact at 10:30 am Tuesday morning 60km North of Tezpur in Assam. The aircraft was on routine sortie with two pilots on board when it went missing. The Air Force authorities had informed the local administration of the area about the incident as they lost contact with the air craft. The Deputy Commissioner of the district area immediately alerted the neighbouring administrations about the missing plane.
The Sukhoi fighter aircraft is considered to be the most advanced aircraft of the IAF which is capable of flying in all weather conditions and has the ability to carry air to air and air to surface missions