Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

China Says Indian Drone Crashed In Its Territory

China Says Indian Drone Crashed In Its Territory

He added that troops of China's army showed professional and responsible attitude and identified the device, which is usually used for spying.

An Indian drone has been reported to have "invaded" China's airspace and crashed, according to Chinese state media. He did not give an exact location.

This is also the first visit by a top Chinese official to India after President Xi Jinping got elected for a second five-year term as the head of the ruling Communist Party of China in October.

China has expressed "strong dissatisfaction and opposition" over an Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)'s alleged "intrusion" into its territory.

Responding to China's statement that over a drone crashing into Chinese territory, the Ministry of Defence on Thursday issued a statement where they admitted to the incident taking place.

In August, the two nations pulled back their troops to resolve a tense deadlock over part of a Himalayan plateau claimed by both China and Bhutan, an ally of India.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a visit to New Delhi on December 11 for talks with his Indian and Chinese counterparts Sushma Swaraj and Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday. India had intervened on Bhutan's behalf as Chinese building activities threatened "Chicken's Neck"- a narrow strip of land connecting Indian mainland to its northeastern states. The road was being built by the Chinese troops in the area which is also claimed by Bhutan. "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 global issues", she said.

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