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Family awaits news on rescue mission

Staff Correspondent

`We were told that the IAF plans to use space technology for rescue mission ... we do not know when the Cabinet will take a decision in this regard'

CHITRADURGA: The parents and friends of S.S. Chaitanya, Squadron Leader in the Indian Air Force, who went missing after scaling Mount Everest, are waiting to hear from the rescue mission of the Indian Air Force.

Speaking to The Hindu , S.M. Shivashankarappa, father of Sqn. Ldr. Chaitanya, confirmed on Saturday evening that the family has not received any official information from the rescue mission.

Sanction

"We were told by friends that the Indian Air Force has plans to use space technology for the rescue mission. The Cabinet has to accord sanction for that proposal. We do not know when the Cabinet will meet and take a decision in this regard," Mr. Shivashankarappa said. However, he clarified that there has been no official word on the progress of the rescue mission till now.

"We are trying very hard to get some information. We are sure that the rescue mission is still on and they will be successful in bringing our son back," he said.

Speaking to presspersons, S.M. Sarojamma, Sqn. Ldr. Chaitanya's mother, expressed deep anguish over the state of affairs with regard to the case. "My son is not a matinee idol, so the Union and State Governments seem to not be bothered. He is a soldier.

The Governments should have atleast kept us informed about the developments. At least the Ministers should have taken up the matter at the highest level," Ms. Sarojamma said.

According to sources close to the family, the Minister for Higher Education, D. Manjunath, spoke to the family and said that the Government will take all steps to speed up the rescue operation.

Sri Shivalingananda Swamiji of Sri Kabirananda Mutt visited Sqn. Ldr. Chaitanya's house and consoled the family.

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