WASHINGTON/BEIJING: Beijing demanded an end to US surveillance near China on Thursday after two of its fighter jets carried out what the Pentagon said was an "unsafe" intercept of a US military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea .
The incident, likely to increase tension in and around the contested waterway, took place in international airspace on Tuesday as the plane carried out "a routine US patrol," a Pentagon statement said.
A US defense official said two Chinese J-11 fighter jets flew within 50 feet (15 meters) of the US EP-3 aircraft. The official said the incident took place east of Hainan island.
It is time for Modi to show some Guts(balls) and start patrolling the South China sea along with USA.
What? India is not even able to save it''s fishermen from the small Country''s Navy such as Srilanka, How can we expect India to patrol South China Sea.
We should not be involving in this game.We have many other problems to solve and stay put.
Dude why the f**k India would patrol South China sea when its not even Indian territory ?
Why should we ?
Ridiculous comment exposes your foolishness and invites insults. You like being insulted?
John De Britto
I do not think India has the guts to do so. India have never threatened, challenged any country so far rather India has offered parts of India to Pakistan, China and Sir Lanka as a gift.
Such incidents will grow with the hegemonic ambitions of China.