New Delhi: Confirming a Chinese military claim made earlier today, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said that an Indian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) lost control on a regular training mission and crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in Sikkim.
Indian drone entered Chinese airspace due to tech fault: MoD
The Ministry clarified in a statement, "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".
Incidents involving drones have erupted before between India, China and Pakistan in the past few years.
In 2015, Pakistan's armed forces shot down a drone near the Line of Control with India, which later turned out to have been manufactured in China.