- Rafale jets from the Indian Air Force are based at Hashimara air base in West Bengal.
- The Rafale jets were recently a part of the large Air Force drill Poorvi Akash, which took place near the border with China.
After hearing about them, the Indian Air Force (IAF) sent out its Rafale fighter jets on Sunday to look for mysterious flying objects near the Imphal airport.
The UFO was reportedly seen over the Imphal airport yesterday at 2:30 p.m., which caused some problems for some business planes.
“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.”
“The advanced sensor-equipped aircraft flew low over the suspected area to look for the UFO but did not find anything there,” they said. “After the first aircraft returned, another Rafale fighter was sent to search the area, but the UFO was not seen there.”
“The agencies concerned are trying to find out the details of the UFO as there are videos of the UFO over the Imphal airport,” they stated.
As soon as the airport in Imphal was cleared for flights, the Indian Air Force’s Eastern Command in Shillong said that it had activated its Air Defence response system, but it did not say what steps were taken.
“IAF activated its Air Defence response mechanism based on visual inputs from Imphal airport,” Eastern Command wrote in a post on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter). After that, the small item was not seen again.
Rafale jets from the Indian Air Force are based at Hashimara air base in West Bengal. They also continue to fly from a number of other air bases in the eastern sector, close to China.
The Rafale jets were recently a part of the large Air Force drill Poorvi Akash, which took place near the border with China. All of the Air Force’s main assets, as well as Army forces, took part.