Chinese military protests "intrusion" of an Indian drone
The Chinese military today voiced strong dissatisfaction and opposition to the recent "intrusion" of an Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) into China's airspace, according to a media report.
The Indian UAV "intruded" into China's airspace and crashed recently, and China's border troops have conducted identification and verification over the vehicle, said Zhang Shuili, deputy head of the combat bureau of the Western Theatre Command's joint staff department.
He did not provide the exact location of the crash site. The People's Liberation Army's western theatre command's jurisdiction include Tibet's border region with India.
"India's move has infringed upon China's territorial sovereignty, and we are strongly dissatisfied with and opposed to this," Zhang has been quoted by the state-run Xinhua news agency.
"We will fulfil our mission and responsibility and defend China's national sovereignty and security resolutely," he said.
There was no immediate response from the Indian Defence Ministry.
India and China were recently locked in a standoff in the Dokalam after Chinese troops began constructing a road near the Bhutan trijunction.
The 73-day-long Dokalam standoff ended on August 28 after Chinese troops stopped building a key road close to India's Chicken Neck corridor.
India had objected to the construction highlighting its security concerns. The road was being built by the Chinese troops in the area also claimed by Bhutan.
- Phogat's performance will inspire others: PM 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- No dialogue offer from Modi to Khan: Pak 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- Bengal to examine financial aid to MSMEs through SCBs: Mamata 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- Kerala floods declared 'calamity of severe nature' 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- Wrestler Vinesh enters history books, becomes first Indian to win Asiad gold 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- HC asks DMRC how it can justify not providing free drinking water to commuters 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- Will give a strong reply when needed: Sidhu on Pak visit 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- Govt has asked industrialists, biz organisations to help Kerala deal with floods: Prabhu 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- Alwar lynching: SC seeks Rajasthan's response 20 Aug 2018 | IANS
- Pak wants 'uninterrupted' dialogue with India: Qureshi 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
Sunday EditionView All
19 Aug 2018 | Kumar Chellappan
A succession war is brewing in the DMK after Karunanidhi’s death, with both Stalin and Alagiri staking a claim to their father’s political legacy. This, along with the churning in the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa’s death, is bound to have an impact on the political landscape of Tamil Nadu in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, writes Kumar Chellappan Tamil Nadu politics sans Muthuvel Karunanidhi is like the drama Hamlet without...
STATE EDITIONSView All
21 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal
The beauty of city of lakes painted through vibrant colours and the eye catching shades over canvas spellbound the art appreciators. A group painting exhibition is being put up at Swaraj Bhavan Art Gallery that began here from Monday...