Indian drone had recently “intruded” into its airspace and crashed: China

Vastavam web: China today said an Indian drone had recently “intruded” into its airspace and crashed in the Sikkim sector, prompting it to lodge a diplomatic protest to India over the violation of China’s territorial sovereignty.China’s Defence Ministry said that the Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed into the Chinese side of the border.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the country has lodged a diplomatic protest to India over the drone violating Chinese sovereignty.
The Chinese military’s western theatre command jurisdiction covers almost all of the 3488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC), including Tibet’s border region with India and the Ladakh region.”India’s move has infringed upon China’s territorial sovereignty, and we are strongly dissatisfied with and opposed to this,” Zhang was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency.”We will fulfil our mission and responsibility and defend China’s national sovereignty and security resolutely,” he said.
India had objected to the construction highlighting its security concerns. The road was being built by the Chinese troops in the area also claimed by Bhutan.The military’s charge comes ahead of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to New Delhi to take part in the Russia-India-China (RIC) Foreign Ministers meeting to be held on December 11.This will be the first visit by a top Chinese official to India after the Dokalam crisis and commencement of second five-year term after Chinese President Xi Jinping.