India did not behave, drone crashed in Doklam says China

  • India did not behave, drone crashed in Doklam says China

India did not behave, drone crashed in Doklam says China

Sources said the drone was an Israeli Heron UAV, and that it crashed on the Chinese side of the border across north Sikkim. "But India clearly did not behave itself", the article said.

Chinese border troops identified the device and were dealing with the matter in a "professional and responsible manner", the official Xinhua News Agency cited the deputy chief of the Chinese military's Western Theater Command, Zhang Shuili, as saying.

"The action of the Indian side violated China's sovereignty and it's not conducive to the peace and tranquility in the border area".

"As per standard protocol, the Indian border security personnel immediately alerted their Chinese counterparts to locate the UAV", the statement said.

China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said: "Recently an Indian unmanned aircraft invaded China's airspace and crashed in the Sikkim section of China-India border".

An Indian army drone entered Chinese territory and crashed in an area close to Sikkim.

Beijing was also uneasy about India's plan to intensify surveillance and build as many as 50 more outposts and 25 roads near the border, including a 150km road in Uttarakhand in the central sector, which has largely remained peaceful over the years.

"I know that China has lodged solemn representation to the Indian side", he said. "We will. defend China's national sovereignty and security resolutely", he said. "If a Chinese drone flew into Indian territory due to a technical failure, would India accept an explanation that such an incident was a mere accident?" the editorial asked.

The Chinese have reverted with the location details of the UAV.

"The exact cause of the incident is under investigation".

Much of the 3,500-kilometer (2,174-mile) border between China and India is contested.

Wang will attend a trilateral meeting with his counterparts from India and Russian Federation in Delhi on Monday to discuss "major global and regional issues of common interest and trilateral practical cooperation".

Geng did not spell out when the incident had taken place.