India Says Drone ‘on Training Mission’ Lost Control And Crossed Into China, Matter Being Probed


India said on Thursday a “UAV on a regular training mission” lost control and cross the LAC with China in Sikkim, hours after the neighbour expressed “strong dissatisfaction” over an Indian crashing in its territory.

China said that the drone crashed in “recent days” but did not give a location.

Reacting to a Xinhua news article on the incident, the Indian defence ministry said: “An Indian UAV which was on a regular training mission inside the Indian territory lost contact with the ground control due to some technical problem and crossed over the LAC in the Sikkim Sector. As per standard protocol, the Indian border security personnel immediately alerted their Chinese counterparts to locate the UAV.” Read More…

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