Until now, Central Industrial Security Force and National Security Guards officials had to convey the threat to all agencies concerned, trace the object and then decide on ways to bring it down. (PTI/File Photo)
By Anvit Srivastava
While the term UFOs is generally used in the context of alien aircraft, in this case, they refer to any unidentifiable object flying near the airport. These could be drones or balloons.
UFO sightings suspected to be balloons, drones, Chinese lanterns have hit flight operations at IGI airport a number of times
However, no such UFOs have ever been captured by the security agencies despite appearing on ATC’s radar
On any such sighting, the Airport Operations Control Centre, which comprises CISF, Indian Air Force, DIAL, Delhi Police, is alerted
A detailed search within the airport premises and on the outer periphery is conducted to check out the threat, until which all flight operations are put on hold