India suspends search for missing Malaysian Airlines plane

India on Sunday put on hold its search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, at the request of the government in Kuala Lumpur, which wants to reassess the week-old hunt for the Boeing 777 that is now suspected of being hijacked reported Reuters.

India had been searching in two areas, one around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and a second further west in the Bay of Bengal. Both searches have been suspended, but may resume, defence officials said.

“It’s more of a pause,” said Commander Babu, a spokesman for the country’s Eastern Naval Command. “The Malaysian authorities are reassessing the situation. They will figure whether they need to shift the area of search.”

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