Wednesday, January 27, 2016

After Rajasthan's Barmer, suspicious balloon spotted near Delhi airport

New Delhi: A suspicious balloon has been spotted near Delhi airport.
The Gurgaon control room has informed Delhi airport security that the balloon was seen moving from Gurgaon towards Delhi's Aaya Nagar airforce station.
Delhi airport's Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the police have also been informed about the suspicious object.
At about 3.15pm today the patrol guards at Air Force Station located on Gurgaon Faridabad Road reported sighting a red and white coloured unidentified balloon, about 1 meter in diameter, flying between 1-1.5km high, and flying towards Aya Nagar in Delhi from Gurgaon Faridabad Road side. Upon this the Delhi and Faridabad Police Control Rooms were alerted by Gurgaon Police Control Room. No balloon has been recovered yet.
On Tuesday, a fighter jet accidently dropped five bombs over Gugdi town in Rajasthan's Barmer district. The sound of the explosion could be heard in a 10 km radius. Barmer is a village which is very near to Pakistan border.
However, the Indian Air Force in its statement said that its radar had spotted an unidentified balloon-shaped object and that a fighter jet was launched to intercept the object.
27/01/16 India Today
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