IAF radar spots 'flying object', turns out to be its own



IAF radar spots `flying object`, turns out to be its own Ahmedabad: A radar at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Nalia taluka of Kutch district spotted a 'flying object' near Indo-Pakistan border but later found it to be one of its own, defence officials said Monday.

The incident took place around 18:00 hours yesterday when the radars at the Nalia Air Force base, which is near the Indo-Pak border, picked up signals from a flying object in the Indian air space, they said.

"Following this, personnel on the air base were alerted in anticipation of some hostile activity. However, within a few minutes the flying object was identified as one of our own," the officials added.

Nalia is on high alert following inputs of possible terror strike from air.

Intelligence inputs ahead of the Republic Day, on terror groups working to target Indian interests, had warned about Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) acquiring over 50 para-gliding equipments that could be used to carry out air-borne attacks in the country.

PTI