The Russian-origin military transport plane went off the radar 30 minutes after it took off from Jorhat in Assam.
Opposition seeks united stand in bid to topple PM Narendra Modi.
UPDATED 10PM | President Sirisena also asks for the resignations of police chief and defence minister.
The tourism minister said the move might be implemented this year, but further discussions needed.
COMMENT | Modi hot favourite to retain hot seat, but nothing is straightforward in this democracy.
As a result of active engagements in various aspects, says India’s high commissioner.
'Nationalism is our inspiration,' says the PM at the launch of the BJP manifesto.
According to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, this could take place between April 16 and 20.
It becomes only the fourth country to do so, after the US, Russia and China.
This comes after news that Dr M’s Pakistan visit recently ran into hiccups on the authorised flight route.
Prime minister's original flight route to Pakistan last week had been rejected.
The section will offer services such as medical examination, treatment, forensic tests, DNA profiling and counselling.
COMMENT | Striking the right balance in playing a positive role in regional conflict resolution while fulfilling pre-election promises.
The pilot, identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan, became the human face of the flare-up.
This, says its PM, is a gesture of peace.
Pilot Abhinandan has become the face of the conflict between India and Pakistan.
It follows several incidents at the tense Pakistan-India border involving their armies.
It also encourages New Delhi and Islamabad to re-engage in peaceful dialogue and negotiations.
The airline says it is closely monitoring the escalating tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad.
Tensions have risen between the nuclear-armed neighbours since the Feb 14 bombing.
Nasima Gain has filed a petition seeking education, job training, healthcare and legal aid, for trafficking survivors like her.
Pollsters think patriotism may influence the next election more than stagnant jobs growth.