Indian air force on high alert after repeated sightings of 'UFOs' at Delhi airport

Published: October 31, 2015
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Regular sightings of suspicious flying objects in and around Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport have put security agencies guarding the airport on high alert.

The Air Traffic Controller (ATC) at the Delhi airport observed flying objects three times, in and around the airport on Friday as well as on Tuesday and although a helicopter was sent for investigation, it did not find anything.

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Moreover, the pilot of an Air Vistara flight from Bhubaneswar complained of being distracted by a laser beam right while landing at IGI’s runway 29 Wednesday night, endangering the lives of hundreds of passengers.

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An airport official first recalls: “A member of Indian Air Force (IAF) sits at the ATC tower of Delhi airport. At 10:44am on Friday, he first noticed a flying object over runway 9-27, the smallest runway of Delhi airport. He reported two more objects at 10:50 am and 10:55 am, flying outside the airport boundary. On Tuesday, an ATC staff had claimed of having spotted a drone-like object but could not support his claim with any evidence. This time also, we do not have any evidence. But this is alarming.”

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The Indian air force has been authorised to shoot down any suspicious object if needed. All security teams including the Intelligence Bureau, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Bureau for Civil Aviation Security and Delhi Police have been asked to remain vigilant of aerial threats.

This article originally appeared on Hindustan times

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Reader Comments (37)

  • SAEED PK
    Oct 31, 2015 - 4:10PM

    Surprisingly India so far did not figure towards Pakistan. Recommend

  • Someone
    Oct 31, 2015 - 4:36PM

    U sure india it isnt mercury or venus…just like last timeRecommend

  • Mansoor
    Oct 31, 2015 - 4:39PM

    Are they sure its not a spy pigeon?Recommend

  • Someone
    Oct 31, 2015 - 4:40PM

    Wow.. Pakistans technology is definetly getting superior….Kabootars now Ufo drones…India is no matchRecommend

  • TiffinBox
    Oct 31, 2015 - 4:49PM

    Owww, my house is close to the IGI airport. Interesting.Recommend

  • Karachiite
    Oct 31, 2015 - 4:58PM

    ISI did it xDRecommend

  • Oct 31, 2015 - 4:59PM

    @SAEED PK:
    Because you are not that advanced in technology.Recommend

  • saud
    Oct 31, 2015 - 5:16PM

    What a dilemma!
    Blame Pakistan and admit their technological superiority or stay quiet and let an opportunity go by. Tough decisions :)Recommend

  • Khan
    Oct 31, 2015 - 5:27PM

    In the end, some Politician from India just to get his hand in election will blame Pakistan for this.Recommend

  • Gen (R). Mushi
    Oct 31, 2015 - 5:29PM

    Might be a spy pigeon. Arrest it and interview it like kasab.Recommend

  • Waleed
    Oct 31, 2015 - 5:54PM

    In this global world, I have seen numerous incidents of drunk driving but the nature of this incident is out rightly different as Drunk flying is comparatively newer phenomena.Recommend

  • Kareem
    Oct 31, 2015 - 6:08PM

    DronesRecommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Oct 31, 2015 - 6:53PM

    Must be those experimental XJF-19 stealth fighters jointly developed by China and Pakistan that Jane’s hinted at…Recommend

  • TiffinBox
    Oct 31, 2015 - 7:02PM

    @Kareem, can’t be a drone. That’s your national bird ;)Recommend

  • Zen
    Oct 31, 2015 - 7:34PM

    @Someone:
    Are you talking of the technology that cannot even shoot a drone that enters Pakistan every week, What happened during the famous raid plucking OBL from your Generals compound?Recommend

  • Last Word
    Oct 31, 2015 - 9:23PM

    It is almost impossible for any foreign aircraft or drone to reach Indian Capitol undetected from powerful radars placed at various locations. However, UFO have never been detected or chased even by US the only super-power. It may be aliens who might have visited India, the only country which houses people of all religions of the world who live cordially under one roof.Recommend

  • Oct 31, 2015 - 9:41PM

    Two hours ago i saw something near saltlake citycentre kolkata flying in the sky with three bright red lights in a triangular shape.I was not sure but was it a UFORecommend

  • XX
    Oct 31, 2015 - 11:43PM

    @Nilotpalmandal
    Indeed, that is an extremely common UFO shape. Triangular and with one light in each corner. Was it very large and also dark?Recommend

  • Anon
    Nov 1, 2015 - 12:07AM

    Why does every news piece turn into an India Pakistan fight- why cant we grow up and have a healthy debate?Recommend

  • Azi
    Nov 1, 2015 - 12:10AM

    Must be Jupiter and Mars again messing with them. Last time it took their army 6 months to identify these “UFOs” which turned out to be planets. That definitely should be an achievement.Recommend

  • Mian Maqbool Hussain
    Nov 1, 2015 - 1:57AM

    @MullaDiwana:
    Are you sure india reached at Mars . . . ??? Are you sure your shurli missiles will hit targets . . . ???

    Pakistan does not need to reach at Mars; when need sure we’ll reach there; do you dont know the accuracy and range of Pak Missile technology and Atomic supremacy ? even better than america, JF-17 thunder is exception;

    hope now you could understand Pak Technology . . . . lolRecommend

  • Ramdas
    Nov 1, 2015 - 3:52AM

    Must be a pigeon with a candle burning on his head to recce the airport.Recommend

  • Nov 1, 2015 - 9:03AM

    Must be Pak stealth drones giving Indians a good buzz. Salams Recommend

  • Azeez
    Nov 1, 2015 - 9:06AM

    @Mian Maqbool Hussain: first you make a bicycle then talk about technology.Recommend

  • Santiago Matamoros
    Nov 1, 2015 - 9:07AM

    Please do not start an intergalactic war India.Recommend

  • waqz
    Nov 1, 2015 - 9:08AM

    Must be Delhi’s Monkey Man on a jetpack.Recommend

  • Hans
    Nov 1, 2015 - 10:36AM

    Why are you not publishing my comments Tribune? I had talked about the India Africa summit.. Not said anything abusive or irrelevant to the article…. Do I need to talk in support of Pakistan all the time to get my comments on here?Recommend

  • Asma
    Nov 1, 2015 - 11:22AM

    Rajkumar Hirani is spreading rumors of UFO as he is planning to launch PK-2. This time it will land at Delhi for a special treatment of MODI.Recommend

  • Someone
    Nov 1, 2015 - 6:44PM

    Must be a pigeon.Recommend

  • Umair
    Nov 1, 2015 - 7:41PM

    We are advanced in technology! hahah! its you guys who think we are not! this is how me make you guys fool!Recommend

  • kashmiri
    Nov 2, 2015 - 4:17AM

    @SAEED PK:
    this must be paki kabuter.Recommend

  • Nov 2, 2015 - 9:48AM

    @Azeez:
    We don’t need technology for India, our Kabootar is enough for you :PRecommend

  • Azzy
    Nov 2, 2015 - 11:45AM

    @Last Word:
    CordiallyRecommend

  • SNKN
    Nov 2, 2015 - 10:16PM

    @lLast Word:

    ‘People of all religions of the world who live cordially under one roof in India’…. Hahaha… Dream on and stop lying to the world….the truth is all to see…. It’s a fabrication.. A marketing gimmick… Which has now been laid bare for the world to see … True reality is Modi, RSS, saffron bigotry, caste system, death of any secular voices, killing of Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and killing of any dissenting opinions in India….

    Get real friends… Hindu Talibans rule India… Period!!! Recommend

  • IMTIYAZ
    Nov 3, 2015 - 8:47PM

    I am waiting for the indian headlines to say UFO came from pakistan by let and in support of isi and they have captured an alien who has stated it came over from pakistan. LolRecommend

  • Last Word
    Nov 3, 2015 - 9:40PM

    @SNKN:
    There are no mass killings in India which happens routinely in Pakistan. One odd killing of a Muslim or Dalit is blown out of proportion in Pakistan but not taken lightly even in India. National award winners have returned their awards in protest for intolerance shown by a section of radical elements. Hindu majority believe in secularism who will never allow division politics to prosper. All Indians do live cordially despite few hiccups but that too will subside soon. Recommend

  • RCM
    Jan 2, 2016 - 9:21AM

    @Last Word:
    yours is the last word but also a lost word in this world of bigotryRecommend

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