Guwahati: The Indian Air Force has set the record for the longest ever Flight in a single plane, covering a distance of 7,049 kms from base camp to New Delhi. It was a truly momentous occasion for the nation with the Chief of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa witnessing the feat.
Acting on an Intelligence input about a possible infiltration attempt, an IAF fighter jet detected two unidentified objects in the sky and shot them down. The pilot of the Dornier aircraft which on the way to Delhi kept low flying at a distance of 50 kms and gave a visual proof of the incident to the Command. The objects looked like two unmanned and not man made flying machines which were controlled by a distant human pilot.
A senior IAF official said that all was clear on the mission of the objects and stated that it was too early to say anything about the incident. The incident is an extremely rare one as it is the first time in the history of the Indian Air Force that a long distance flight was carried out by a single pilot in a single aircraft. In the past it was always done in formation of two or more planes. It was also a spectacular achievement for the pilot, the second time the same pilot has succeeded in taking an aircraft to a distance of 7,049 kms.
India: A mentally challenged man has been shot dead by a group of villagers, who suspected him to be a monkey killer.
A huge crowd led by the villagers stormed the village in Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum district and thrashed those who had witnessed the incident. The villagers had also detained the district panchayat president and the panchayat secretary, according to reports. The villagers accused the man of killing a monkey, but they did not have any proof.
The villagers also attacked the man’s father and other members of his family. They tore off his clothes and held him down on the ground. He died on the way to the hospital, reports said.
People gather during a protest by the families of miners who died in a fire at an iron ore mine at Saikal village, Jharkhand state, India, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2019.
A fire broke out on Tuesday at an iron ore mine in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, killing at least 25 people and injuring around 70, state officials said.