Chandigarh: Families of the two IAF officers who were onboard the missing IAF transport aircraft AN-32 appealed to the government to intensify the search operation while praying for their safe return.Flight Lieutenant Ashish Tanwar’s (29) teary-eyed mother Saroj appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deploy all resources to trace the aircraft and those missing. Meanwhile, sombre mood prevailed at Tanwar’s native Deeghot village in Palwal, Haryana. Tanwar, along with his wife Sandhya Tanwar, an air traffic control officer posted at the Johrat airbase from where the aircraft took off Monday afternoon, had cast his vote during the general election in Haryana on May 12. Ashish Tanwar had joined the IAF in December 2013 after completing B.Tech. He had married Sandhya in February 2018. Meanwhile, the family of Flight Lieutenant Mohit Garg (27) is also a worried lot.