The recent incident occurred on Jun 16 Credit: Representational image

Taiwan air force jets “drove away” one Chinese fighter plane that entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone for a brief period of time, alleged Taiwan defense ministry adding that this was the third intrusion in a week.

The Chinese fighter plane J-10 was radioed warnings to leave the area before the Taiwanese air force allegedly escorted the intruder out of the airspace southwest of the island.

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Last week on Tuesday, the ministry allegedly reported that several Su-30 fighters which are some of China’s advanced jets crossed the very same airspace and then were also warned to leave. Three days later on Friday Taiwan’s airforce warned a Chinese Y-8 propeller aircraft to leave the airspace. The aircraft which was based on a Soviet-era design (some of which have been retrofitted as a surveillance aircraft) came few hours after Taiwan had carried out some missile tests off its eastern coast.

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According to Taiwan, China claims that the democratic land as its own and even amid the pandemic of novel coronavirus has stepped up military exercises as of late, threatening Taiwan.

China as of now has not remarked publicly on the recent air force activities so close to Taiwan. Beijing routinely says that such activities are nothing to be wary off and are also not unusual as they are intended to demonstrate the nation’s determination to protect its power.

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