Suspected Chinese helicopter seen flying over Indian airspace, investigation launched

Cornelia Mascio
Giugno 5, 2017

"It remained inside the Indian airspace for almost four minutes", said Chamoli Superintendent of Police Tripti Bhatt to PTI.

Two helicopters of the People's Liberation Army of China hovered over Chamoli district on Saturday, triggering concern in India's security establishment about the PLA's fourth such incursion into the Indian airspace since March 2017.

"So the latest intrusion is to test our nerves", he said.He even said China could deploy Unmanned Aerial Vehiclesin this region in "large numbers" to monitor Indian territory."So the helicopter incident is a precursor", he said. "However, we can not say whether the violation was a deliberate act of recce or an unintentional deviation", the SP said.

China has made claims in this area and some transgressions were seen in the past.

Referring to reports that the helicopter was in Indian airspace for a few minutes, he added, "It could have been an error, either pilot or navigational error".

While there had been instances of such airspace violations in the past, an officer who did several postings along the LAC said Chinese helicopters were rarely seen along the border. Find us on Facebook too! "However, we can not say whether the violation was a deliberate act of recce or an unintentional deviation", the SP said.

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