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Two fighter jets scrambled to intercept UFO near airport in India

By T.K. Randall
November 21, 2023 · Comment icon 10 comments
Two Rafale jets.
The Indian air force scrambled two jets. Image Credit: 1st Lt Christopher Mesnard / DoD
Passenger flights were grounded while the jets, which were equipped with advanced sensors, were sent to investigate.
The incident began at around 2:30pm local time on Sunday when an unidentified object was reported over the northeastern state of Manipur, prompting flights from Bir Tikendrajit International Airport to be grounded for several hours over safety concerns.

According to reports, the object was clearly visible to witnesses on the ground.

So great were concerns over the nature of the UFO that India's air force scrambled two Rafale fighter jets from the Hashimara airbase in the eastern state of West Bengal to look for it.
Equipped with advanced sensors, the jets investigated the area but found no sign of the object.

The investigation lasted several hours and clearance to resume flights wasn't given until 5:30pm.

"The UFO was visible with bare eyes moving westwards of the airfield till 4 pm," an official with India's Central Industrial Security Force was quoted as saying.

As things stand, the nature and origins of the object continue to remain a total mystery.

Source: Independent | Comments (10)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Nosy.Matters 3 months ago
No comments, alrighty then, TX on the post btw   What the  --b*****s!, they didn't even catch it!   ((((( after thought update note::: THAT WORD WAS B UG  gers by the way sheeze hyper censor defang parser blah and moving on.)  . . . . They should have fired out a web or something like Batman or is it BAT MAN ? whatever.  . . . .  well at least they gave it a shot, AH , bad choice of wording there, I mean they went all out giving it their best maximum effort, an effective whirly bird try and top gun looksee.  I bet it was a good show.         ,,  ,,  --nosy
Comment icon #2 Posted by esoteric_toad 3 months ago
With near 3 million people in that region we should see some photos.    Assuming the story isn't bogusly hyped up.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Nosy.Matters 3 months ago
Sheeze 4, 5 replies and all deleted, interesting. Moving on . .    Hope there's more on this in the next few days or even the alien craft shows up again, that'd be a good show to.o!
Comment icon #4 Posted by joc 3 months ago one had their phone handy?  Come on.... Everybody on the whole freakin' planet has a smart phone.  Even poor homeless people starving in Ethiopia have smart phones.  The only person on the planet that doesn't have a smart phone is Elon Musk ...and he wasn't there... ...or was he?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 3 months ago
I'm surprised that a video or at least a pic did not accompany the article.  Someone in here keep an eye on youtube? 
Comment icon #6 Posted by DreadLordAvatar 3 months ago
Here’s the video on X:
Comment icon #7 Posted by Hankenhunter 3 months ago
Yeah, YouTube has vids of it. Not much to see except for a bright light that disappeared when the jets showed up. That they sent jets up to investigate is what piqued my interest.
Comment icon #8 Posted by joc 3 months ago
Something silver over an airport?  Good God No!!!!  Please tell me it wasn't a Silver Object over an AIRPORT...we are dooooomed!!!!  
Comment icon #9 Posted by OpenMindedSceptic 3 months ago
It was a mylar balloon left flying from a shop near the airport after surplus Diwali stock. Or Jupiter. Or headlight shine. The Indian military always send jets up for giggles and lols.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 3 months ago
I can boil it down to saying "I saw it" but it was so small and distant I could not tell what it was. Thanks

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