Two sky-observers from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics here to Ladakh at the behest of the army, which claimed to have spotted unidentified flying objects (UFOs) since August last year near the disputed border with the northern neighbour. In fact, in the next six months, the army reportedly saw nearly 330 UFOs near the border area with Tibet.
The 'flying objects' were believed to have crossed the Line of Actual Control over 150 times. While one of the objects was seen on the horizon between 6 pm and 5 am, another was spotted after 4 am.
The army was particularly concerned in the wake of China's increasing use of unmanned drones. The apprehensive personnel might have got confused with celestial bodies, which look much brighter than usual at higher altitudes.
The astronomer solved the mystery after concluding latter that the 'unidentified objects' were celestial ones. They were said to be Jupiter and Venus, the two planets of our solar system.
The two neighbours are witnessing a tense relationship in the recent months over the Chinese troops' intrusion into Indian territory.