After a bomb threat on an Iranian aeroplane that turned out to be fake, Indian military jets were called into action on Monday, according to the Indian Air Force (IAF).
“IAF fighter planes were launched, and they kept a safe distance behind the aircraft. The aircraft had the option of landing first at Chandigarh and then at Jaipur.
According to the statement, the pilot refused to divert to any airport and later got orders to disregard the threat.
With a passenger capacity of between 320 and 475, the Airbus A340 operated by Iranian airline Mahan Air was travelling from Tehran, the capital of Iran, to Guangzhou, China.
According to flight tracking services, the plane made a number of midair loops west of New Delhi, the capital of India, before continuing east toward its target.