Beijing not happy as Indian drone crashes into 'Chinese territory'

Lavrov to meet with Indian, Chinese top diplomats on December 11

A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the drone crashed in the Sikkim section of China's border with India and that China has lodged a complaint with India over the issue.

In this photograph taken on July 10, 2008, a Chinese soldier gestures as he stands near an Indian soldier on the Chinese side of the ancient Nathu La border crossing between India and China in the Sikkim state.

India said Thursday an unmanned aerial vehicle had "crossed over" the border after losing contact with ground controllers.

The Indian Army uses the Heron drones to monitor the real-time movement of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. "We strongly express our dissatisfaction and opposition", deputy director of the army's western theatre combat bureau, Zhang Shuili, said in a statement. They have also had ongoing disputes over sovereignty in other border areas, notably Aksai Chin, a Himalayan region that straddles their territorial demarcation in the west.

"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", the military statement added.

"We will fulfil our mission and responsibility and defend China's national sovereignty and security resolutely", he said.

The 73-day-long standoff ended on 28 August after Chinese troops stopped building a key road close to India's Chicken Neck corridor.

The exact location of the area where the drone crashed or date of the incident was however not revealed by either India or China.

The 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.

"I want to point out that the Sikkim section of China-Indian border has been delineated".

China has claimed that an Indian drone "invaded" its airspace before crashing across the Sino-Indian western border.

"Since the China-India boundary in the Sikkim sector has been delimited, India has infringed upon China's territorial sovereignty, which has jeopardized peace and stability in the border regions", Geng said.

Wang's visit to Delhi will be the first visit by a top Chinese official to India after the Dokalam crisis and commencement of the second five-year term for Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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