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Thursday December 07, 2017

China Claims Indian Drone "Invaded Airspace in Crash"

Beijing on Thursday expressed anger over what it says was an Indian drone that crashed inside its territory, prompting military officials to declare that the country will defend its national sovereignty against such intrusions. The two have a long history of border tensions; relations worsened this summer when they became locked in a dispute over a Himalayan plateau.

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The Indian army said the drone had been deployed on a training mission and developed a technical problem. Indian army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand told reporters that they had lost control of the drone which then crossed into Chinese airspace. They alerted their Chinese counterparts soon after, he added.