UFO near IB, IAF scrambles Sukhoi-30MKI

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UFO near IB, IAF scrambles Sukhoi-30MKI

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force scrambled a Su-30MKI after its radars detected a slow moving unidentified flying object coming towards India from the International Border with Pakistan and in the process, it came close to two civilian flights operating in that area.

The IAF is also looking into an incident where its An-32 transport aircraft was about to land at a close runway at the Delhi airport earlier this week.

Early last week, "our radars picked up a UFO near Amritsar which was coming towards India from the International Border with Pakistan" and a Su-30MKI was scrambled from Halwara air base to intercept it, IAF sources said here.

As the aircraft was being launched, the air traffic was asked to be cleared at heights between 25,000 and 30,000 feet as the UFO was flying at 28,000 feet, they said.

Later on, the Su-30MKI identified that the object was a weather balloon which was flying with the wind towards the border and it returned from there after being airborne for around 20 minutes, they said.

Reports suggested that two civilian planes of Thai Airways and another foreign operator were flying around 10 nautical miles away from the IAF aircraft.

The IAF denied that there was any "near-miss incident" involving its aircraft as it was under positive radar coverage and was cleared for operating in that area.

The DGCA is looking into the incident, sources said.
UFO near IB, IAF scrambles Sukhoi-30MKI - The Economic Times
 

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Later on, the Su-30MKI identified that the object was a weather balloon which was flying with the wind towards the border and it returned from there after being airborne for around 20 minutes, they said.
Is there any special reason for it to loiter for 20 min before returning ?? Possibly scanning the area on the other side of the border ! ;)
 

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If the object has been identified then why the title is calling it a UFO ? :confused:
 

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2 near-misses by IAF jets in one day - The Times of India

NEW DELHI: An IAF fighter being scrambled to intercept an unidentified flying object (UFO) coming from Pakistan and breaching its assigned flying level, and another military aircraft trying to land on a closed runway, both on the same day, had civilian aviation authorities screaming "near-misses" earlier this month.

In the more serious incident on February 20, a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter apparently breached its assigned flying level to come dangerously close to two passenger aircraft but still could not be contacted by the ATC to correct its course. Fortunately, a tragedy was averted with the passenger aircraft successfully staying clear of the Sukhoi.

"The civilian air traffic control had assigned this aircraft flying level of 22,000 feet. The aircraft instead went way higher and went to 35,600 feet. This level and the adjoining level was assigned to two international airliners, one of Thai, other KAR Airways," said a highly-placed aviation official.

IAF, however, said the Sukhoi had been scrambled to intercept a UFO which was detected moving towards the international border with Pakistan near Amritsar. "The UFO later turned out to be a weather balloon adrift. There was no near-miss," said an IAF officer.

But civilian authorities maintained that the Sukhoi, while wrongly ascending in the Amritsar airspace, breached the minimum vertical safety level with the two civilian aircraft which, between them were carrying over 500 passengers. Instead of the minimum 1,000-feet separation, the Sukhoi was just 700 feet away from the planes while wrongly zooming up the stratosphere.

During these hair-raising moments, the ATC frantically tried to contact the Sukhoi but could not establish contact with the pilot. But the scarier bit came when the plane landed in Ambala. "We were told that the defence authorities asked the pilot as to what happened and why did he deviate from his assigned level. And the pilot reportedly told the authorities that his aircraft's altitude measuring machine (altimeter) was not working," said the official.

The other incident took place when an IAF AN-32 transport aircraft came close to wrecking havoc on other aircraft in the vicinity by trying to land on a closed runway at the Delhi airport. Aviation officials said the AN-32 was supposed to land on runway 09 but instead tried to land on runway 10. "We detected the anomaly at the last moment and guided it to its designated runway. There seems to have been some fault at the pilot's end," the official said.
 

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Wrong thread. Post deleted.
 
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Whatever I'm Gonna take PKM, Negev, AK-74 and INSAS
7th generation fighter jets should have hypersonic capabilities. This means a fighter jet which can intercept hostile satellites or UFOs in outer space. HAL & DRDO should look into this technology. :D

LINK: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_starfighters
 

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7th generation fighter jets should have hypersonic capabilities. This means a fighter jet which can intercept hostile satellites or UFOs in outer space. HAL & DRDO should look into this technology. :D

LINK: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_starfighters
We don't need Star Wars.. Let those idiots land on earth and we gonna make innumerable holes in their bodies :gun:
 

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Aliens are Fed up with Americans..Now its our turn.. Ready your weapons :hookah:
One GREEN alien is always spying on us on our western border.... it might be a drug cache drop or any other innovative way to push drugs across border.
 

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One GREEN alien is always spying on us on our western border.... it might be a drug cache drop or any other innovative way to push drugs across border.
Well those poor aliens don't know that we kick a**es harder than those Americans :boom:
 

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If the object has been identified then why the title is calling it a UFO ? :confused:
To sell their newspaper like a hot cake media make a monster out of molehills. Most these UFOs are created by the media for sensationalism. I don't believe in UFO theory.
 

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