IAF scrambles jets after 'bomb scare' onboard China-bound Iranian plane over Indian airspace
NEW DELHI: The IAF on Monday morning scrambled fighter jets to intercept and escort an Iranian Mahan Airlines flight transiting through Indian airspace after receiving information from the Lahore air traffic control (ATC) about a possible bomb on board the passenger aircraft.
The Iranian aircraft, which later safely landed at Guangzhou, was shadowed by two Sukhoi-30MKI fighters as well as kept under close radar surveillance by the IAF till it left the Indian airspace.
The alert was triggered when the airliner, on its way to Guangzhou from Tehran, entered Indian airspace from Pakistan shortly after 9 am. “The Lahore ATC informed the Delhi ATC about the bomb scare on board the flight,” an official said.
Osama Ali Khan
Why do we always fall for tricks of Pakistan? Why not close airspace to all planes who come from Pakistani airspace? How stupid is our air force or the TAKLU defense minister or Modi?
Krishan Kumar Totlani
It was an unusual to see Iranian plane entering the Indian airspace. I'm impressed how IAF responded so quickly which proves Indian air force is fully capable & ready to counter any threats. Proud of Our IAF
Dr Neeraj Tripathi
In the future Pakistan will again reunite with main land to become greater Hindustan
How can it flew over delhi when it is in. High alert
This is drama of Pakistan and Iran later sensed it and India did excellent real-time action to throwaway the aircraft from its airspace…… China is also part of this game……
Kudos to IAF for swift action. Our IAF pilots are one of the best in the world
It was not a bomb scare.......something else.....planned by cunning Pakistan !
•4 hours ago
Iran is planning to attack Gujarat ports and coastal cities.,Iran, Turkey and China want to attack India’s economic centers…Gujarat Mundra ports and Jamagar refinery is their first target
What happened after landing? Any information from Iran after investigation of air craft ?
I think it is a conspiracy designed by Pakistan and i think now they know what india will do in such situations.
I like the word - scrambled !
•3 hours ago
Aircraft be forced to land at our chosen airport. Why we allowed to continue it on further journey. Also the Captain shall not be given liberty to choose airport to land. Something fishy and need to change the SOP in such circumstances.
Surprisingly we still beleive Lahore
Iran was checking the power of IAF or Pakistan did a prank or was trying to shoot down Iranian jet through Indian hands thinking its naive like Iran Airforce
I already knew it its a fasle news . Iran and India have good diplomatic relations
The world are back in the days of plane and plants sabotaging, what's wrong with the world.
Why China wants to do this to India
The aircraft was running away from Israel... Its crew get to live another day.
A CIA's joke.
China and Russia uraaaaaaaaaaa
Smart of Iran .Keep it up
This means pilots also dislike India
What country is this?