While six bodies were retrieved Wednesday from the crash site, the remains of seven others were recovered Thursday.
A rescue team had recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) of the Russian-origin aircraft at the crash site on Friday.
B S Dhanoa's comments come days after the wreckage of the IAF aircraft was found in a remote area in Arunachal Pradesh more than a week after it went missing with 13 people on board.
After a team of rescuers searched the wreckage of the plane in a heavily forested mountainous terrain, the Air Force Thursday said that everyone on board the aircraft was dead.
The team of the ITBP, a border guarding force tasked to guard the China border, is expected to reach the base camp in a week and after acclimatisation, it will attempt to retrieve air warriors.
The aircraft went missing on June 3 after it took off from Jorhat Air Force Station in Assam at 12.27 pm for the Menchuka Advance Landing Ground with 13 people on board.
The aircraft had been missing since June 3 after taking off from Jorhat air base in Assam to Menchuka advanced landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh with 13 persons on board.
From Mirage 2000 to MiG-27, many of these aircraft had crashed in the month of February.
The transport aircraft with 13 people on board went missing on June 3 after it took off from the Jorhat Airbase in Assam for Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in the West Siang district of Arunachal.
An unmanned aerial vehicle and C-130J aircraft had taken to the skies but they landed back due to rain and poor weather.
The IAF is undertaking a massive search operation to trace the missing plane but there has been no breakthrough yet.
All electronic, radar, optical and infrared sensors, including satellites, have been employed to scan the area for any probable clues.
The Russian-made aircraft took off from Jorhat on June 3 at 12.27 pm for the Mechuka advance landing ground.
In July 2016, an AN-32 with his 27-year-old son Flight Lieutenant Kunal Barpatte on board went missing over the Bay of Bengal after leaving for Port Blair from Chennai.
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As the search continues, IAF's ageing fleet of transport aircraft has come under lens as the upgradation of 100 odd Soviet-era AN-32s have gone about at tardy pace.