China criticizes India over drone crash inside border

The incident comes to light days before Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi’s visit to Delhi to attend the Russia-India-China trilateral meeting on December 11

Months after a tense standoff between China and India along their Himalayan border, Beijing on Thursday expressed anger at an Indian drone that crashed inside its territory.

The trips by Foreign Minister Wang Yi and State Councillor Yang Jiechi - more than three months after the worst border row between the two countries in almost three decades - showed that both Beijing and New Delhi meant to get ties back on track, observers said.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the country has lodged a diplomatic protest to India over the drone violating Chinese sovereignty.

Zhang Shuili, deputy head of the combat bureau of the Western Theatre Command's joint staff department, said the incident took place in "recent days" but did not provide an exact location. They fought a brief but bloody frontier war in 1962 and engaged in a 10-week standoff this summer high in the Himalayas over the Doklam plateau that is claimed both by China and India's ally Bhutan.

Mr Wang will be the first Chinese official to visit India after the Dokalam standoff and also after Mr Xi started his second term. He also said the Chinese border troops had taken a "professional and responsible attitude" to verify the device. They alerted their Chinese counterparts soon after, he added.




Beijing had lodged a diplomatic protest with India over the violation of its territorial sovereignty.

An MoD spokesperson 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". But the mountainous border remains sensitive for both sides.

India, however, said that the Chinese side was informed after the drone strayed into their territory.

The Defense Ministry statement, meanwhile, said the UAV was on a regular training mission inside Indian territory when it lost contact with ground control due to some technical problem and crossed over the LAC.

Retired Chinese colonel Yue Gang said India had become more proactive in seeking security alignments with other regional powers, such as Japan and Singapore.

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