BEIJING: The Chinese State media has officially reported on it’s website today, that the spy drone, which was shot down by the Pakistan army along the LoC was made in China. The report has given a setback to the claims of the Pakistan, which argued that the spy drone was an Indian made.
Earlier, the Indian Government too opposed the allegations from Pakistan saying that the drone appeared to be of a Chinese design and that it was in no way concerned to India and its army.
A report on the website of People’s Daily, run by the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) said, that the drone was “recognised in Beijing as the Chinese made DJI phantom 3.”
Quoting a Shanghai-based Observer website, the report also said that the Phantom 3 advanced drone represents the most intelligent, most powerful, and most accessible drone to date. Observer says the drone sells for USD 1,200 (Rs. 75,000) each.
DJI, a Chinese technology company founded in 2006 by Frank Wang and headquartered in Shenzhen, manufacturers commercial and recreational unmanned aerial vehicles for aerial photography and Videography, the report said.
Pakistan has earlier, alleged that the drone was being used for aerial photography by the Indian army along the LoC and was shot down in the Bhimber area of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Pakistan claimed that the drone was brought down in violation of the Pakistan’s territorial integrity, the NDTV reports.
The report of the Chinese Media comes as a point of conflict between the China and Pakistan, considering the close bilateral ties that the two nations possess.