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Russian military plane violates Indian airspace

A Russian military cargo aircraft AN-24 on Friday intruded into Indian airspace from Pakistan and landed at the international airport.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2009 01:30 IST

A Russian military cargo aircraft AN-24 on Friday intruded into Indian airspace from Pakistan and landed at the international airport.

As the plane entered into Indian airspace without the right code, it was escorted to Mumbai airport by Indian Air Force planes, a spokesman of Mumbai International Airport Limited spokesman said in Mumbai.

The MIAL spokesman said the plane with Russian markings came from Pakistani airspace and was escorted over the Mumbai airport by IAF planes.

The cargo aircraft landed at the airport at around 2240 hours after being allowed by the Air Traffic Control.

Security forces have surrounded the aircraft.