Highlights 1 Indian UAV entered Chinese airspace after losing contact with ground control: Sources2 Chinese counterparts were immediately informed of incidents: Sources3 China claimed Indian drone had 'intruded' its airspace. An Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) did cross the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and entered Chinese airspace in the Sikkim sector, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said, confirming a Chinese military claim made earlier today. A ministry statement said the drone was on a routine training mission in Indian airspace when it lost contact with ground control and crossed the LAC. A Chinese military official, speaking to official news agency Xinhua, did not say that Indian border troops had contacted their Chinese counterparts about the incident and instead struck a more strident note. The standoff was marked by particularly strong rhetoric from both the Chinese military and official media.

Source:   India Today
December 07, 2017 07:48 UTC