The Battle of Balloon and Missing Stanislav Petrov

Reading Time: 5 minutes by Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd). By now every human being on the planet is aware of the ‘Chinese Balloon Saga’ in some form or the other. China’s surveillance balloon first appeared in U.S. airspace in Alaska on 28th January. The Americans believed that the balloon would travel northwards. However, the balloon had a mind of its own. After two days it did somethi