- AMRITSAR - A high alert was
sounded along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab in the wake of landing of an
"unidentified flying object" in Pakistan's territory, BSF Senior
Commandant Darbara Singh said in Amritsar on Sunday.
- The incident occurred on Thursday evening when some flying
object, which took off from the Indian side, landed in Pakistan's territory
hardly 300 yards away from the zero line, he said.
- The area was identified on the Indian side as BSF Post
Fatehpur falling in village Chann Kalan, he said.
- Singh said "as per the eyewitness account of BSF
constable Jagdish Parishad, who on Thursday evening was keeping vigil on
the International Border, had seen some flying object like a hot balloon
carrying three persons, who disembarked after landing in Pakistan's territory".
- Singh said "now it has become difficult to ascertain
the reality that the flying object landed in Pakistan territory after crossing
the Indian Territory. As the BSF Constable is not educated enough to identify
- "Since the constable has never seen any para glider,
fan gliders and even a hot balloon during his service tenure so it is difficult
to ascertain the authenticity of the matter", he said.
- "In this regard the BSF have already handed over
the protest note to the Pakistan Authority for providing necessary information
of landing object which has reportedly took off from the Indian side with
three persons," Singh said.