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. This followed incidents last August in Spain and Turkey.