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Indian Rafale fighter jets hunt for ‘UFO’ sighted near Imphal airport

Indian Rafale fighter jets hunt for 'UFO' sighted near Imphal airport

On Sunday, the Indian Air Force was informed about the observation of unidentified aerial objects in the area of the Imphal airport.

In a moment, the Indian Air Force sent its Rafale combat aircraft out to find them. A few commercial flights were hampered when the UFO was spotted over Imphal airport at 2:30 p.m. “Soon after information about the UFO near the Imphal airport was received, a Rafale fighter aircraft from a nearby airbase was scrambled to go and search for the UFO,” said defense department officials.

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“One more Rafale fighter was sent for the search after the first aircraft returned, but the UFO was not seen around the area,” they claimed. “The aircraft equipped with advanced sensors carried out low-level flying over the suspected area to look for the UFO but it did not find anything there,” they reported.

They claim that videos show the UFO over the Imphal airport, and the concerned organizations are investigating the sighting.

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After Imphal airport was cleared for regular operations, the Indian Air Force’s Eastern Command, which has its headquarters in Shillong, announced the activation of its Air Defence response mechanism. However, the specifics of the actions taken were kept under wraps.

On ‘X,’ the Eastern Command declared that “IAF activated its Air Defence response mechanism based on visual inputs from Imphal airport.” Twitter was the source of the announcement. Thereafter, the small object was not observed.”

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