UFO Shot Down By Rajasthan Military Jets, Jan 26, 2016, Videos, UFO Sighting News.

Date of sighting: January 26, 2016
Location of sighting: Barmer, Rajasthan
News source: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-iaf-sukhoi-jets-shoot-down-suspected-pakistani-balloon-over-jaisalmer-after-security-alert-2170972

Its not everyday a UFO gets shot down. This one is thought to be a balloon with a bomb tied to it. It looks like a giant cloud orb to me. Sometimes if they are struck by lightning, they can malfunction and fall to the earth. This one...disintegrated except for two sharp finger size metal objects. Its was a enough of a threat that they called out fighter jets to shoot it down. At 9 feet in diameter (3 meters) it would be hard not to see. It took 97 shots and no harmful payload was found. Why would they care about a balloon? And it did show up on radar. If balloons were a threat, Los Angeles, CA would have a squadron of fighters jets at war in the sky over Disneyland. 
Scott C. Waring

News states:
The suspicious object flying over Jaisalmer in Rajasthan on Tuesday, that led to Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets and helicopters scramble for it and shoot it down, turned out to be a helium-filled balloon with 'Happy Birthday' written on it. IAF said in a statement on Wednesday that "On 26 Jan, an IAF radar had picked up an unidentified flying object moving easterly in Jaisalmer area. 

A fighter jet intercepted the object which was found to be a balloon of about 3-metre diameter. Due to heightened security alert, the balloon was shot down as it would have been carrying unknown payload." "However, on analysis of the debris, it was established that there was no dangerous payload," the IAF release said further. Reliable sources in IAF added that the object was detected by radars at 25,000 feet. At first, two Mi-17 choppers were launched to engage the object but since it was flying at a level higher than the helicopters could go, two Sukhoi-30 jets flew from Jodhpur airbase to get it. 

 "The balloon was shot down within 15 minutes of it being detected and a total of 97 rounds were fired from the aircraft," said a source. Even as sources said that the balloon came from across the India-Pakistan border, defence minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters here, "Our radars picked up a shiny flying object entering our air space. A fighter jet was quickly scrambled which intercepted it and shot it down". He, however, refused to elaborate further. The IAF said that it is investigating reports of cracks in some houses at Gugdi town in the neighboring Barmer district even as residents claimed it happened due to "bombs" that were dropped from fighters.


  1. yep clearly a balloon and they shot down the balloon (Scott you did not read your own posts lol) because they on high alert! these countries they should down everything even a bird because it probably has a payload in it haha, however this should not be here posted

  2. late breaking...boom sounds heard all over jersey Connecticut area in usa, but military says it was ''sonic booms''' but reports imply something much much larger. a coverup???????? could these be ufo ''loud booms''? nevertheless , mr waring may want to catch linda howe on George noory radio on thurs jan 28.

  3. stop the presses...obvious after reading comments from citizens on new jersey area news sites, so called ''sonic booms'' heard on January 28 in jersey area and elsewhere, were OBVIOUS UFO booms. this could be considerd a MAJOR event in UFO news reporting linked in a mainstream way. any more booms like this and who knows what might happen.

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  5. Oh my... this report just made me laugh.

  6. .... I bet if you keep being negative with ufos, ufos will engage and try to kill us

  7. Never engage with a ufo. If it takes 98 shots to take down a ufo what do you think a ufo can do to you

  8. Indian airspace is unlike American airspace. You must understand rajasthan is close to Pakistan border and all indian military nukes and weapons are aimed at Pakistanis. they are at constant war of words with the paks and are still fighting for a piece of Kashmir. They will shoot first and investigate later. Because a balloon could be pak spying device not just a UFO. When Malaysian MH 370 went missing and they suspected it flew into and over indian airspace the Indian military were quick to reply-we would have first shot down an unidentified aircraft flying into our airspace then investigated it


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