Indian Search For Missing Malaysian Plane On Hold

NEW DELHI (March 16, 2014) India’s naval and air search operations for the missing Malaysian aircraft have been put on hold until fresh search areas are identified by the Malaysian government, Col. Harmit Singh, spokesman for India's tri-services command, said.

Singh said coast guard ships have reverted to routine surveillance in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal.

The Indian navy and air force's coordinated search for the last three days has so far covered more(100,500 square miles in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal without any sighting of the Boeing 777 and 239 people aboard.

The plane disappeared more than a week ago after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur on the way to Beijing with 239 people aboard.

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