China objects over Indian aerial vehicle crash inside border

Cheryl Sanders
December 7, 2017

Responding to China's statement that over a drone crashing into Chinese territory, the Ministry of Defence on Thursday issued a statement where they admitted to the incident taking place. India, citing concerns about territorial integrity, moved soldiers into the flashpoint zone to halt the work, prompting Beijing to accuse it of trespassing.

The RIC Foreign Ministers' meeting was planned for April here but it had to be postponed as Wang could not confirm his participation in the meeting due to scheduling problems. During the meeting, the parties are expected to exchange views in detail on the current situation in the region and around the globe, including on developments in Afghanistan, the Middle East and on the Korean Peninsula.

China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet.

The Indian border security personnel immediately alerted their Chinese counterparts over the missing UAV, it said.

Relations between the two countries soured in June when India said it opposed a Chinese attempt to extend a road on the Doklam/Donglang plateau, at the border of China, India and Bhutan.

The foreign ministers of Russian Federation and China will visit India on December 11 for the much-delayed trilateral meeting, which is expected to review global and regional issues of mutual interest. Both the officials are also mandated to discuss the state of entire gamut of bilateral ties.

Wang would be gracing an India-China cultural evening being organised at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra.

Chinese officials in off the record conversations said differences over Azhar's issue may be resolved. "To the credit of the Chinese leadership, Beijing has taken note and started to adjust its diplomatic approach in recent months", he said.

The second abrupt change occurred in September when China gave an unusually warm reception to the unheralded visit of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, he added.

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