Taipei. US military helicopters tried to enter Chinese airspace on Sunday and Monday, August 28 and 29, amid a tense atmosphere between China and Taiwan. Radio broadcasts showed that China was repeatedly warning the pilot of a US military aircraft and asking him to return from its territory.
According to Facebook page Taiwan ADIZ, according to a radio broadcast, a US military plane took off from the Taiwan Strait at 8:14 a.m. and reached the east coast of China. A warning comes in that ‘I am the Chinese Air Force and you are coming into my airspace, so leave immediately or I will stop you’, to which at 8:38 a.m. the pilot of the US aircraft responds, saying I am a United States military aircraft carrying out legitimate military operations in international airspace and exercising these rights as a guarantee. by international law. I am dealing with the rights and duties of all the states.
In the hours that followed, both sides repeated the same message. A broadcaster from the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) Air Force was heard saying in English at 10:32 a.m. “This is the Chinese PLA Air Force, you have entered China’s territorial airspace and this is a serious violation of Chinese sovereignty.” Is. Let’s go
At around 10 a.m. on Monday, the PLA again warned the US military aircraft that it was approaching Chinese airspace and to leave immediately. Why did the American plane not take off, after which China again warned that it has entered Chinese airspace, which is a violation, so leave the area.
According to Taiwan ADIZ, Chinese warplanes intercepted US military aircraft on both Sunday and Monday, and US helicopters later left Chinese airspace. According to Taiwan News, the US Navy Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk helicopter (US Navy Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk helicopter) flew within a 12-nautical mile range of the Territorial Sea of China.
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Taiwan ADIZ claimed there were two cases of MH-60 Seahawks entering China’s 12 nautical mile border on Monday. Also on Tuesday 30 August, Japanese military aircraft were warned by the PLA that they were approaching China’s regional airspace.
tags: america, China, China-Taiwan
First Published: August 30, 2022, 13:40 IST