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11 aircraft, including 5 Pak UAVs, violated Indian airspace

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 18:27

New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said that 11
aircraft belonging to Pakistan, China and the United States
violated Indian airspace in the last one year.

"In six separate incidents, five Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
(UAVs) and one medium-sized aircraft from Pakistan violated
Indian airspace in last one year," Defence Minister A K Antony
told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

The Pakistani aircraft had entered Indian aerial
territory in December 2008 and in January, February, March,
August and September this year.

Antony said five Chinese aircraft, including four
helicopters, had entered Indian territory between May and June
this year.

Two Chinese helicopters each had entered Ladakh and
dropped food items inside Indian territory June 21 and 24
after a slow-moving aircraft entered Indian airspace on May

One transport and one cargo aircraft from the US had also
violated Indian airspace in June and October respectively,
the Defence Minister said.

Antony said that all such cases of airspace violation are
taken up with concerned countries through diplomatic channels.


First Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 18:27
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