On October 23, 2015, Air Traffic Controllers at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport observed unexplained flying objects hovering around the airport. According to airport officials:
“A member of Indian Air Force (IAF) sits at the ATC tower of Delhi airport. At 10:44am on Friday, he first noticed a flying object over runway 9-27, the smallest runway of Delhi airport. He reported two more objects at 10:50 am and 10:55 am, flying outside the airport boundary. “
Sightings of the suspicious objects repeated on October 27,2015 and a helicopter was sent to investigate. Two days later, the pilot of an Air Vistara reported being blinded by a bright light while landing on IGI’s runway 29.
Today we learn that the Indian airport has been put on high alert and instructed to shoot down any unidentified object flying in the area. All security teams including the Intelligence Bureau, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Bureau for Civil Aviation Security and Delhi Police have been asked to remain vigilant of potential aerial threats.