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. 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.
The Chinese soldiers soon responded with the location details of the crashed UAV, the ministry went on to say. The exact cause of the incident is under investigation.
"The matter is being dealt with in accordance with the established protocols", Anand said.
Earlier, Beijing expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with New Delhi on Thursday after "recent crash" of the drone in its territory.
He was quoted in Xinhua news agency as saying that India had "violated China's territorial sovereignty".Читайте также: Airlines restrict 'smart luggage' that uses lithium batteries
Chinese military's western theatre command jurisdiction covers nearly all of the 3488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC), including Tibet's border region with India and the Ladakh region.
"China's border defence forces took a professional and responsible attitude in conducting an inspection of the device", Zhang said, adding that the military would "resolutely defend" China's sovereignty and security.
The incident comes shortly after both nations pulled back their troops to resolve the Doka La standoff.
The 73-day-long Dokalam standoff ended on August 28 after Chinese troops stopped building a key road close to India's Chicken Neck corridor. India, citing concerns about territorial integrity, moved soldiers into the flashpoint zone to halt the work, prompting Beijing to accuse it of trespassing.
From India to Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea and the South China Sea, China is recalibrating neighbourhood policy during Xi s second tenure, Wang Xiangwei, former Chief-Editor of Hong Kong-based South China Morning post, said.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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