Prez pilot sees mystery object

The pilot of the special IAF aircraft that flew President Pranab Mukherjee from Begumpet airport to Chennai on Friday informed the airport authorities that he had seen a mysterious flying object four-and-a-half nautical miles from Begumpet airport. The flight took off from Begumpet airport at 10.14 am.

A top police official in Hyderabad said the pilot had reported a flying object which was suspected to be a balloon.

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.

The declaration of a state of Emergency in India forty years ago is a matter of debate even now.