The Indian Air Force (IAF) scrambled its Rafale fighter aircraft to search for Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) after receiving information about the sighting of a UFO near at the Imphal airport on Sunday.
The UFO was sighted over the Imphal airport around 2:30 pm after which a few commercial flights were affected.
"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," ANI reported quoting Indian defense sources, adding that, “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. After first aircraft returned, one more Rafale fighter was sent for the search but the UFO was not seen around the area.”
"The agencies concerned are trying to find out the details of the UFO as there are videos of the UFO over the Imphal airport," ANI reported.
Soon after the Imphal airport was cleared for flying, the Shillong-headquartered Eastern Command of the Indian Air Force stated that it had activated its Air Defence response mechanism without giving any specific details of the steps taken by it.
Where is Imphal airport?
Imphal international airport located at Imphal—the capital of Manipur—India, located 7 km south from the city centre.