Bunch of balloons land in Barmer, matter being investigated

  • PTI, Jaipur
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2016 22:30 IST

Four days after a mysterious balloon shaped object was shot down by an IAF fighter aircraft, a bunch of small gas balloons on Saturday landed in Barmer district of Rajasthan, a senior police officer said.

“The bunch of colourful balloons with a banner having- PakTurk, ISRA Campus, Annual Sports Day -- written on them most likely came from Pakistan side and landed in Ramsar area,” Superintendent of Police, Barmer, Anil Paris Deshmukh told PTI.

He said that the balloons have been seized and the matter is being investigated.

“The Air Force is on the alert and monitoring the situation closely,” the defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

On January 26 a mysterious balloon-shaped object was shot down by a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft in Barmer district, bordering Pakistan, after the IAF radar detected it.

IAF officials said the object was flying in from the western sector (implying Pakistani side) and was shot down.


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