The Defence Ministry said the Indian border security personnel, as per standard protocol, immediately alerted their Chinese counterparts to locate the UAV and they later reverted with its location.
"The exact cause of the incident is under investigation", Indian army spokesman Col Aman Anand said in a statement. "The matter is being dealt with in accordance with established protocols through institutional mechanisms to deal with situations along the India-China border areas".
India on Thursday clarified on reports of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) entering China's territory, saying that the UAV had crossed over the border in the Sikkim sector after losing contact with the ground control due to a technical problem.
While Indian officials did not give any more information on the UAV, including the timing of the incident, the episode assumes significance in the backdrop of the 73-day standoff at Doklam, near the tri-junction between India's Sikkim, China and Bhutan which had ended at the end of August. Terming the incident as an infringement on China's territorial sovereignty, Zhang Shuili, deputy head of the combat bureau of the Western Theater Command's joint staff department, told the Chinese media.
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"China's border defense forces took a professional and responsible attitude in conducting an inspection of the device", Zhang said, adding that the military would resolutely defend national sovereignty and security.
"The action of the Indian side violated China's territory and is not conducive to the peace and tranquility of the border area", foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. The stand-off started on June 16, when the Indian Army stopped a PLA party from its road construction activity in Doklam area.
Beijing said the incident occurred "recently" at the border separating India's northeastern Sikkim state and China's Tibet region, but it did not say exactly where and when.
The strong reaction from China also comes days ahead of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to India for the Russia, India and China (RIC) Foreign Ministers meeting. Asked whether the UAV issue would figure in Wang's talks with Indian officials when he visits Delhi, he said the "goal" of Wang's visit was to attend the trilateral meeting.
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