Indian army mistook planets for Chinese spy drones: Report

Indian army reportedly spent six months watching these objects violate its air space.


Web Desk July 26, 2013
Indian army reportedly spent six months watching these objects violate its air space. PHOTO: FILE

NEW DELHI: The Indian army reportedly spent six months watching "Chinese spy drones" violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus, BBC News reported on Friday.

Tensions have been high in the disputed Himalayan border area between the two nations in recent years, with India frequently accusing its neighbour of making incursions onto its territory.

According to the Calcutta-based Telegraph, Indian troops had documented 329 sightings of unidentified objects over a lake in the border region between last August and February.

The newspaper quoted military sources as saying the objects violated the Line of Actual Control (LAC) 155 times.

The army called the Indian Institute of Astrophysics to identify the objects. "Our task was to determine whether these unidentified objects were celestial or terrestrial," astronomer Tushar Prabhu told the paper.

Only once the objects' movements were noted in relation to the stars were they identified as planets.

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COMMENTS (107)

Nadeem | 7 years ago | Reply

Thanks to Allah that they did not hacked/prisoned them....imagine the next biggest news alert from BBC....lolzzzzzz

黎明 | 7 years ago | Reply

It's funny,haha!!

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