Rajasthan: IAF jet intercepts unidentified object; mysterious blasts heard

A Sukhoi-30 fighter jet was scrambled for the mission “which intercepted the object and brought it down”. The official said further investigation into the incident is on.

Written by Mohammad Hamza Khan | Jaipur | Updated: January 27, 2016 12:31 am
IAF, Rajasthan IAF, IAF bombs, IAF Rajasthan bombs, IAF unidentified object, Police inspect site where the bombs were allegedly dropped. (Source: ANI)

An Indian Air Force fighter jet was scrambled Tuesday morning after an unidentified balloon-shaped object was detected in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on the Indo-Pak border, while loud explosions were heard in the district. A “balloon” was also “brought down” in neighbouring Pali district.

A Defence official said between 10:30-11 am, an “unidentified balloon-shaped object was picked up by IAF radar”.

A Sukhoi-30 fighter jet was scrambled for the mission “which intercepted the object and brought it down”. The official said further investigation into the incident is on.

Meanwhile, another “balloon-shaped” object was “brought down” in the state’s Pali district. Pali SP Deepak Bhargav said, “The IAF brought down a balloon between 3-3:30 pm at Tivoli village. Our SHO escorted the IAF personnel in bringing the balloon to the Jodhpur airbase.”

Meanwhile, the Barmer district administration said that it received information about a blast at Gugri village under Panchpadra police station around 1 pm. Later, Balotra Additional Superintendent of Police Jassa Ram Bose, the SHO of Panchpadra police station and other officers went to the spot and found unidentified debris.

Barmer SP Paris Deshmukh said it was not clear whether these were the parts of the same object that was brought down by the IAF jet.

“Upon inspection, four-five angular objects were found and the pieces were collected,” the district administration said in a statement, adding that, “Similar objects were also found in Panawda village, under Baytu police station.”

“Prima facie, the objects do not seem to be bomb-like. (The district administration) Will write to the IAF to inquire how the blast happened and what these objects are,” the statement said.

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    Cab Man
    Jan 26, 2016 at 12:32 pm
    Hope its an UFO . At least RSS chaddis can satisfies them self in front of the world that India has done something . Because currently they are making mockery out of the science by saying that first pilot is Lord Ravana in 45000 BC ...
  2. R
    Jan 27, 2016 at 9:11 am
    The country could quite possible have been bombed, but for anti-nationals sons of wh-res everything is an opportunity to criticize RSS.
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    Gruham Bendakaluru
    Jan 26, 2016 at 11:55 am
    Did the Sukhoi end up actually bringing down some kind of an extra-terrestrial flying object....especially since the angular objects found in several villages are still not identified...and the unexplained loud sonic boom like blasts heard in the area?
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    Викки Дели
    Jan 26, 2016 at 12:52 pm
    Hope its an alien technology which IAF can use for its gain haha
  5. S
    Syed Muniruddin
    Jan 26, 2016 at 4:14 pm
    Most probably these must be weather monitoring balloons or could be balloon mounted cameras sent up by Pak. The explosions must be our fighter's machine gun fire, and not bombs.
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    Tripti Communications
    Jan 27, 2016 at 4:33 am
    Hold your fire, as our guru has been surveying the border areas, and does/might appear as clouds to some.
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    Vinod Vinayak
    Jan 26, 2016 at 3:38 pm
    we will never know the truth.
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