The Indian Air Force said on Tuesday that an unidentified balloon-shaped object was spotted on its radar in Rajasthan's Barmer district and that a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet was launched to intercept the object.
The statement came after a report by ANI that a fighter plane flying over Rajasthan's Barmer district reportedly dropped five bombs accidentally.
However, the local police said that the objects found in the area were not "bomb-like", according to The Indian Express.
According to the report, loud blasts were heard in the area at about 1 pm on Tuesday, and the police reached the site.
"Upon inspection, 4-5 kon-numa (angular) objects were found and the pieces were collected. Similar objects were also found in village Panawda, under police station Baytu, which were collected for investigation purposes," the district administration said.
"Prima facie, the objects do not seem to be bomb-like. (The district administration) will write to the IAF to inquire how the blast happened and what these objects are," the local police reportedly said.
Earlier story based on ANI report:
In a dangerous accident, a fighter plane flying over Rajasthan's Barmer district reportedly dropped five bombs accidentally.
The bombs fell in Gugdi in Rajasthan and the explosion was reportedly heard up to ten kilometres away, according to ANI news agency.
No casualties have been reported yet.
The Indian Air Force has dispatched a team to the site of the accident.