Jet search scours uninhabited isles

March 14, 2014 5:30 PM

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Jet search scours uninhabited isles

Two Indian air force reconnaissance planes flew over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands after they and naval and coast guard vessels scoured the surrounding seas without finding evidence of the plane, according to spokesman Col Harmit Singh of India's Tri-Services Command on the territory.

The Indian-controlled archipelago that stretches south of Myanmar contains 572 islands covering an area of 450 miles by 32 miles. Only 37 are inhabited, with the rest covered in dense forests.

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