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Drone Lost Contact, Says Army After China Alleges It "Invaded" Airspace

07 December 2017, 12:11 | Opal Carroll

Russia deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov

Russia deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov

"India's move has infringed upon China's territorial sovereignty and we are strongly dissatisfied with and opposed to this", he said.

In a significant diplomatic development after the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Doklam region of Bhutan earlier this year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit India for the Russia-India-China Foreign Ministers' trilateral meeting here next week. "We express strong dissatisfaction and opposition", Zhang Shuili, a military official in China's western battle zone command, was quoted as saying in a ministry statement.

Chinese state media has alleged that an Indian drone invaded its airspace and crashed "recently" without specifying when the incident took place.

Indian border guards alerted their Chinese counterparts about the drone soon afterwards, an Indian army spokesman said.

Beijing also said that the "incident" that could cause further friction along the two countries' disputed border.

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It cited Zhang as saying Chinese border troops identified the device and would continue to maintain China's sovereignty and security. "Matter being dealt with in accordance with established protocols", it added.

The Chinese military's claim came months after India and China were locked in a standoff in the Dokalam sector after the Chinese troops began constructing a road near the Bhutan trijunction.

China claimed Indian drone had "intruded" its airspace.

"The two top diplomats are expected to sum up the results of the Russian-Chinese strategic cooperation in the outgoing year and exchange views on the RIC (the Russia-India-China format - TASS) issues and some other pressing worldwide issues", she said.

From India to Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea and the South China Sea, China is recalibrating neighbourhood policy during Xi s second tenure, Wang Xiangwei, former Chief-Editor of Hong Kong-based South China Morning post, said.



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