Indian drone violated airspace, crashed, claims Chinese media

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"India's move has infringed upon China's territorial sovereignty, and we are strongly dissatisfied with and opposed to this", Zhang was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency.

China's military on Thursday claimed an Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) "entered into China's airspace" and expressed its "strong dissatisfaction and opposition to the intrusion".

He added that troops of China's army showed professional and responsible attitude and identified the device, which is usually used for spying.

Wang's visit to Delhi is regarded significant as it would set tone for President Xi Jinping's policy approach to India in his second term as the head of the ruling Communist Party of China. India had objected to the construction highlighting its security concerns.

The external affairs ministry said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit India for the trilateral. The road was being built by the Chinese troops in the area also claimed by Bhutan.

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"India just wants to incite the USA to cooperate with India on containing China", said Hu.

China said the drone crashed in "recent days" but didn't say where.

Recently, on Wednesday, China's Global Times accused India of attempting to influence the USA against China's increasing naval capabilities by projecting the Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA) navy as a direct rival of the Americans.

The report comes months after Indian and Chinese troops disengaged after a standoff situation on the Doklam plateau of Bhutan.

Starting in June this year, tensions flared again over a disputed region called the Doklam Plateau that borders China, Bhutan and the Indian state of Sikkim.

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