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Flashpoint, as India asks China to give back drone

DNMUM402636 | 12/8/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :383 | India



New Delhi: India has requested China to return the Indian Army drone operating in north Sikkim, which went down in the Chinese territory on Thursday, even as Beijing accused India of violating its air space and infringing upon its territorial sovereignty.
The possibility of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) being shot down or electronically taken over cannot be ruled out, sources said. They added that if the damaged drone was broken into, sensitive data could be accessed.
The Army first contacted its Chinese counterparts on the hotline. Then, through diplomatic channels, New Delhi asked them to return it. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, however, said the country has lodged a diplomatic protest with India over the
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