Sheer incompetence of the Hindu states army, air force and navy in not finding the wreck of the AN-32 plane as it crashed into a mountain and not a thick jungle as the military said. Simranjit Singh Mann
Form: Simranjit Singh Mann,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar).
To: The Editor,
The Tribune Group,
Please refer to the news item “AN-32 wreckage finally found in Arunachal hills”. Your dispatch reads that the wreckage was found at the altitude of 12,000 feet above sea level. It is difficult to believe that it took almost nine days to find the AN-32 transport military plane. At 12,000 feet above sea level the snow line starts and there is very little vegetation at that height. Therefore, it is sheer incompetence of the three wings of the military-army, air force and navy not to find this air craft.
Your dispatch further states that at that altitude it is cold, which is true and that there are wild animals at that height. There are no dangerous animals at that height save for a snow leopard, which is very rare as they have been mercilessly hunted down by the Hindu states and the Chinese armies.
I recall a plane crashing in the Andes Mountain’s in South America at this very altitude the AN-32 crashed. Strangely the survivors of this plane at the Andes, having no food survived on pieces of flesh they cut off their fellow dead passengers. This cannibalism was a strange way to survive. I am not shore whether the survivors, if any in this crash adopted such a way to survive. The Hindu states military put in all its strength by sending out AWAC fitted Su-30 Russian fighters, the air forces C130 J super Hercules and the navy’s P8i maritime plane to find this wreck, which was said to be in an impenetrable jungle. Why they could not find the wreck atop a mountain, with scarce vegetation remains a mystery and grounds for an investigation into sheer incompetence.
Our heart goes out to the families of those who may not have survived but we still hope that if in the Andes crash the passengers could survive, the military men in this plane would surely have the grit and courage to survive in such a taxing terrain and the bitter cold weather.
Simranjit Singh Mann,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),