MYSTERY -- Indian Air Force says balloon-like UFO object intercepted near Pakistan border; fighter jet 'accidentally' drops 5 bombs while in pursuit
A fighter jet today accidentally dropped five bombs over Gugdi town in Rajasthan's Barmer district. The sound of the explosion could be heard in a 10 km radius. No casualties have been reported as of now. 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.
"Between 10.30 - 11.00 a.m., unidentified balloon-shaped object was picked up on IAF radar, which was unidentified and was in our airspace. An IAF fighter was launched, which intercepted the object and brought it down. We have launched further investigations into it," a source in the IAF said.
The AIR Force is now searching for the remains of the balloon.
The IAF teams have left for the site where five bombs dropped from a fighter plane over Gugdi. Local police also visited the village.
"The explosion was loud and we saw some objects falling from the sky my house has developed cracks," said Manohar Singh, a resident of Gugri village.
Meanwhile, a team of air force officers has travel led to Gugdi, a village in Barmer, where villagers complained that "material" dropped by a fighter plane had caused cracks in some houses. The Air Force has however denied that its jets have dropped anything.
"We are in touch with the IAF officials and are sending them the pieces for further analysis," a statement issued by Barmer police said.