NEW DELHI, Oct. 3, 2022 (TBINN)
Indian Air Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept a civilian Mahan Air flight from Tehran headed for Guangzhou in China today morning after a bomb-threat, people familiar with the development said.
Delhi Air Traffic Control (A.T.C.) received inputs from Lahore A.T.C. that there was a bomb-threat on the Mahan Air flight. Subsequently, Delhi A.T.C. informed the pilots but they decided to fly on, the sources said.
As the aircraft did not follow the suggestion, laid down, operational procedures were put into action, they said.