Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the country has lodged a diplomatic protest to India over the drone violating Chinese sovereignty. Sources said India will, through diplomatic channels, seek its return.
In an editorial titled "India must apologise for drone intrusion", the nationalistic tabloid Global Times said the consequences for India could be far worse than losing a drone.
Indeed, China appears to have monitored India with drones in the Himalayas for many years.
India and China were locked in a 70-day military standoff over work on a road construction in Doklam, an area under China's control but claimed by Bhutan.
The Indian army said an unmanned aerial vehicle was on a training mission over Indian territory when it developed technical problems and crossed a so-called line of actual control separating the countries' militaries.
Sensex soars 301 points, reclaims 33000-mark
BSE Sensex closed higher by 301.09 points to 33,250.30, while the Nifty 50 rose 98.95 points to close at 10,265.65. Japan's Nikkei led the way again with an early gain of 0.9 percent, adding to Thursday's 1.45 percent bounce.
Instagram testing standalone messaging app
This would not be a great idea in countries like India where there are many budget phone users where you get only 16GB memory. The messaging portion of Instagram was once just an afterthought, but now is a core reason why many people use it.
Congress must take action on gun safety
In a statement Thursday, he said the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act preempts "common-sense gun laws". Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords called the vote "unthinkable".
Although Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed at a meeting in September to advance bilateral ties and leave the Doklam row behind them, tensions continue to simmer along the border months after the disengagement of troops on the plateau, known as Donglang in Chinese. "India's move has infringed upon China's territorial sovereignty, and we are strongly dissatisfied with and opposed to this", Zhang was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency. They alerted their Chinese counterparts soon after, he added.
As late as August, India had rushed troops to Doklam Plateau and although an immediate conflict was avoided, heated rhetoric on both sides has soured relations. The source said the drone went missing earlier this week, but the exact date of the incident was not revealed.
It said the Chinese side responded with its location details.
Army spokesperson Col Aman Anand said the incident was being investigated. "The matter is being dealt with in accordance with the established protocol through institutional mechanisms to deal with situations along the India-China border areas", the statement added.
His meeting with Mr Wang on Friday assumed significance as the Chinese foreign minister is scheduled to leave for New Delhi to attend the Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministers' meeting to be held there on December 11. Wang will arrive in India Dec. 10.