Amid conflicting theories of what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, the international search effort expanded Friday, when India announced it has deployed air and naval assets to the south Andaman Sea.
India's Ministry of Defense said it has contributed navy, coast guard, and air force support. The Indian navy is the lead in the operation, with its New Delhi-based Maritime Operations Center acting as coordinator.
Two Indian aircraft are searching the archipelago from north to south while two coast guard ships are searching the east coast of the island chain.
On Thursday, the White House announced the search area for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was expanding into the Indian Ocean and deployed the destroyer USS Kidd to search the area.