Indian Drone Violated Chinese Airspace: China claims that Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has crossed the border and crashed on its side. Ministry of Defense has given a reply regarding this issue saying that it was because there was a loss of signal and the contact from the ground control was lost. According to the reports, the drone has crossed the LoC at Sikkim.
“The Indian UAV which was on a regular training mission inside the Indian territory lost contact with the ground control due to some technical problem and crossed over the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Sikkim sector.” The MoD said as per standard protocol, the Indian border security personnel immediately alerted their Chinese counterparts to locate the UAV.
Indian Drone Violated Chinese Airspace Near Sikkim:
The Chinese have reverted with the location details of the UAV. The exact cause of the incident is under investigation, the MoD said. The matter is being dealt with in accordance with the established protocols through institutional mechanisms to deal with situations along the India-China border areas. China’s Defence Ministry said the Indian UAV crashed into the Chinese side of the border.
The Chinese military’s western theatre command jurisdiction covers almost all of the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC), including Tibet’s border region with India and the Ladakh region. “India’s move has infringed upon China’s territorial sovereignty, and we are strongly dissatisfied with and opposed to this,” Zhang was quoted as saying 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.
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