The Boeing 747 jet carrying 400 people aborted its flight after 90 minutes and returned to the Indonesian capital Jakarta, the report said.
Two jet aircraft had to return to the south-east Asian cities from where they took off while flying over Indian airspace at the time of the Agni missile test on Thursday with one incident threatening to cause a diplomatic spat.
An Air India Express flight bound for Chennai via Tiruchirappalli returned to Singapore following the missile test.
In the second incident, the Garuda Indonesia jet, carrying Muslim pilgrims en route to Saudi Arabia, had reached Indian airspace when the missile streaked across the sky forcing the plane to turn around, AFP reported from Jakarta.
|Quoting Nimish (Reply 1):|
I don't think Indonesia is only 90 minutes from Indian airspace. Sounds suspicious.
I don't think Indonesia is only 90 minutes from Indian airspace.
|Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 7):|
The Indonesian island of Sumatra is the closest island to the Indian subcontinent; however, India also controls a chain of islands - the Andaman and Nicobar - that stretch from Sumatra up to Myanmar. These narrow chain of islands are located closer to the narrow peninsular parts of Thailand and Myanmar (+/- 250 miles) than to India (+/- 750 miles).
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