News just in that a UFO has been shot down after it was picked up on radar by airforce officials. Teams are scouring the site for debris. This is Roswell all over again.
A statement by the IAF said the “balloon-shaped” UFO was picked up by IAF radar between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, and a Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jet was scrambled to intercept it, according to the Times of India.
An Indian Air Force Su-30 MKI fighter jet has intercepted an unidentified flying object in Barmer on Tuesday after the balloon-shaped object was seen on the IAF radar, triggering an alert.
“Between 10 30 and 11 00 am an unidentified balloon-shaped object was picked up by the Indian Air Force (IAF) radar. An IAF fighter was launched, which intercepted the object and brought it down. Materials have been retrieved and further investigation is on,” said an IAF spokesperson.
While there are speculations on whether the object could be meteorological balloon from India or Pakistan, the IAF has not disclosed its identification till the time of filing the report.
The incident happened in Barmer, nearly 500 km from Jaipur, where villagers have reported an incident of metal pieces falling from the sky.
Date Occured: Tuesday 26th January 2016
News Source: Express.co.uk/Herald
An Indian Air Force Su-30 MKI fighter jet has intercepted an unidentified flying object in Barmer, Rajistan, yesterday after the balloon-shaped object was seen on radar, triggering an alert.
An IAF spokesman said: “Between 10.30 and 11 am an unidentified balloon-shaped object was picked up by the Indian Air Force (IAF) radar.
“An IAF fighter was launched, which intercepted the object and brought it down.
“Materials have been retrieved and further investigation is ongoing.”
There have been local speculations on whether the object was a meteorological weather balloon from India or Pakistan.
But the IAF has not confirmed what the object is.
Barmer is less than 300 miles from Jaipur, where villagers reported this month mysterious metal balls falling from the sky.
According to police who scoured the area for debris, they found five triangle-shaped pieces of metal object, which were passed to the IAF.
There are reports that villagers heard a deafening blast over a three-mile radius during the incident.
Eyewitness Manoj Singh said: “The blast sound was heard five times and something fell down after an aircraft flew by.”
Police said similar blasts were heard at nearby Sinleejageer village, last year, also in January, and the IAF was still investigating that incident.
One other theory is the object was spy equipment as it was on the border with Pakistan.