Months after a tense standoff between China and India along their Himalayan border, Beijing on Thursday expressed anger at an Indian drone that crashed inside its territory.
China's Defence Ministry said that the Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed into the Chinese side of the border.
"We express strong dissatisfaction and opposition", Xinhua cited Zhang Shuili, a senior military official in China's western battle zone command, as saying.
Contentious issues like China's repeated blocking of listing of JeM chief Masood Azhar, Chinese military continuing to keep large troops presence near the site of Doklam standoff even during winter as well as Dollars 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor were expected to figure in the talks. "We will fulfil our mission and responsibility and defend China's national sovereignty and security resolutely", he added.Читайте также: Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk
The statement came ahead of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's trip to India on Monday.
Earlier this year, troops from the two countries were locked in a 72-day stand-off in the disputed Doklam plateau, a region that lies on the border between the state of Sikkim in India, Bhutan's Ha Valley and Tibet's Chumbi Valley.
The standoff which began in mid-June ended on August 28 after Chinese troops stopped building a key road close to India's "Chicken Neck" corridor. Wang will attend the foreign ministerial meet of Russia, India, and China. India had objected to the construction highlighting its security concerns.
India and China went to war in 1962 over the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The road was being built by the Chinese troops in the area which is also claimed by Bhutan.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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