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Su-30MKI fighters scrambled following ‘Bomb Threat’ onboard Iranian plane approaching Delhi – report

The Indian Air Force scrambled Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets on Monday to intercept an Iranian passenger plane after the airline informed New Delhi of a bomb threat on board its aircraft as it flew through Indian airspace towards New Delhi, ANI news reported.

  • The local security agency reportedly received a call regarding the bomb threat for an immediate landing at Delhi at around 9:20 am local time.

The air traffic control (ATC) suggested the aircraft go to the city of Jaipur located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. However, the pilot refused to divert the aircraft.

The aircraft was later allowed to continue moving towards its destination in China, with security agencies watching it closely along the route to Guangzhou.

The nature of the bomb has not been specified yet.