China denies any violation of Indian air space

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Beijing, Sep.1 (ANI): Chinese government on Tuesday said that there has been no violation of Indian air space and reports about such an occurrence by India media were baseless.

"Chinese military never crossed into the air space of other countries and its border patrols are conducted strictly "in accordance with law", said Jiang Yu, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman, in reply to a question about Chinese helicopters violating Indian air space.

Jiang termed the reports as "groundless" and said that the two countries have arrived at a consensus about making efforts to safeguard peace and tranquility on the border region while the border issue is being negotiated.

On Monday, the Indian Army said that China violated the Indian air space in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.

It has happened. That is confirmed. But there is nothing alarming in it. I have given a written reply and that is the correct version, said Army Spokesperson Northern Command, Colonel Kachari,

Two Chinese helicopters reportedly violated the Indian air space in the recent months in Leh. The helicopters air-dropped some canned food in a barren land at Chumar, northeast of Leh, along the border on June 21.

The MI series helicopters were reported by residents living along the Pangong lake.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army has been crossing over into the Indian side in this region quite frequently with August reporting the maximum number of incursions.

In August, Chinese patrols entered into the Indian territory 26 times and walked away with petrol and kerosene meant for jawans of the border guarding forces. (ANI)

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