Fighters belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) intercepted and diverted Georgian Antonov An-12 transport aircraft from Tbilisi to Delhi via Karachi to land at the Jaipur airport, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan on Friday.
"One An-12 aircraft of Georgia entered Indian Air Space from an unscheduled point in North Gujarat, today at 1515h. The aircraft was successfully intercepted by highly alert IAF Air Defence aircraft and was forced to land at Jaipur airfield," the IAF tweeted Friday evening.
"It was a minor route violation, plane was made to land in Jaipur due to security concerns. It wasn't a serious violation, it's been released," Additional Commissioner of Police, Jaipur, told ANI.
The four-engined turboprop transport aircraft was let off after thorough questioning of the crew and investigation.
The plane entered the Indian air space around 70 km north of an important air base in the Rann of Kutch from the air space which is closed for civilian air traffic, according to the sources.
“The aircraft did not follow the authorized Air Traffic Services (ATS) route and was not responding to Radio calls from Indian controlling agencies. Since ATS routes in the area were closed due to the current geopolitical situation, and the aircraft entered Indian Air Space from an unscheduled point, the Air Defence interceptor on operational readiness was scrambled and vectored towards the unknown aircraft for investigation,” India’s defence ministry said in a statement.
The aircraft neither responded on international distress frequency nor to visual signals during interception, the statement added.
An Antonov An-32, twin-engined turboprop military transport aircraft belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) overshot the main runway due to a technical snag while departing from the Mumbai airport, located on the west coast of the country, on Tuesday night. According to a report by NDTV, Defence Ministry officials said that the aircraft had to abandon take off in view of a technical issue and overshot the runway
India and United Kingdom are planning to replicate and build Britain's 65,000 tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth supercarrier in India. "An Indian delegation has already visited Rosyth dockyard in Scotland where HMS Queen Elizabeth was assembled and where a second supercarrier, HMS Prince of Wales, is now being built," the Sunday Mirror reported
Pakistan Navy test-fired a domestically developed unindented cruise missile in the north Arabian sea on Tuesday. "The indigenously developed cruise missile has anti-ship missile and land attack capability," Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media arm of the Pakistan Armed Forces, said in a statement Tuesday
Pakistan is set to ink a deal with Egypt for a batch of Mirage 5 fighters. The contract with Egypt had been under negotiation for a couple of years, and now PAF is set to receive the fighters belonging to the Egyptian Air Force
Lockheed Martin has said that its F-21 fighter, customized to suit India, will not be offered to any other country if the Indian Air Force (IAF) places an order for 114 jets that it currently looking to acquire. The IAF last month, issued an RFI (Request for Information) or initial tender to acquire 114 jets at a cost of around $18 billion, which is billed as one of the worlds biggest military procurement in recent years
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has formally received its first AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter at Boeings facility in Arizona, United States. “First AH-64E (I) Apache Guardian helicopter was formally handed over to the IAF at Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona, USA on 10 May 19
Indian Sukhoi-30 MKI Aircraft Test Fires Homegrown Guided Bomb
Trump Uses Emergency Authority to approve $8 B Arms Sales to Saudi,
Angola Receives Last Batch of Su-30K Fighters From Belarus
Rand Corporation Suggest Options to "Overextend and Unbalance" Russia
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...
Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) Su-57 will for the first time perform flights during the ARMY 2018 event near...
The American-made Patriot and Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems are currently hogging international orders despite their price tags running...
The Russian ministry of defense on Thursday published a series of videos showcasing the production, deployment and installation and testing...
The market for fighter jets in countries which are expected to have open competitions is estimated at US$50 billion to...