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IAF’s Rafale fighter jets hunt for ‘unidentified flying object’ sighted at Imphal airport

The Indian Air Pressure (IAF) scrambled its Rafale fighter plane to seek for unidentified flying objects sighted close to the Imphal airport on Sunday.

The sighting of the UFO over the Imphal airport occurred round 2:30 pm after which a couple of business flights had been affected yesterday. “The UFO was visible with bare eyes moving westwards of the airfield till 4 pm,” stated an official of the Air Visitors Management.

“Soon after information about the UFO near the Imphal airport was received, a Rafale fighter aircraft from a nearby airbase was scrambled to go and search for the UFO,” defence sources informed ANI.

“The aircraft equipped with advanced sensors carried out low-level flying over the suspected area to look for the UFO but it did not find anything there,” they stated, including that after the primary plane returned, another Rafale fighter was despatched for the search however the UFO was not seen across the space.

“The agencies concerned are trying to find out the details of the UFO as there are videos of the UFO over the Imphal airport,” they stated.

Jap Command, in a put up on ‘X’ (previously Twitter), stated, “IAF activated its Air Defence response mechanism primarily based on visible inputs from Imphal airport. The small object was not seen thereafter.

“The Rafale fighters of the Indian Air Pressure are deployed on the Hashimara air base in West Bengal and hold flying from completely different air bases within the japanese sector alongside the China border.

Regular flight companies at Manipur’s Imphal Worldwide Airport had been affected on Sunday afternoon over sighting of an alien craft (UFO), officers stated.

Two flights had been diverted and three others delayed. Providers normalised after round three hours. “Due to sighting of an unidentified flying object within Imphal controlled airspace, two flights have been diverted and three departing flights have been delayed. Flight operations commence after receipt of clearance from the competent authority,” an announcement issued by Airport Director Chipemmi Keishing informed PTI.

Manipur is bordered by Nagaland, Mizoram and Assam, moreover sharing a global border with Myanmar to its east.

With inputs from companies.



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