Taiwan shoots down ‘civilian drone’ off Chinese coast

Taiwan shoots down ‘civilian drone’ off Chinese coast
Taiwan shoots down ‘civilian drone’ off Chinese coast

News Daily Digital Desk: Taiwan is afraid of Chinese aggression. At any moment, the four forces of the communist country can come rushing across the sea like water breaking the dam. Taiwan’s military shot down a suspected drone in an ammunition-laden situation.

Taiwan’s military said a civilian drone intruded into the airspace of Shaiyu Island on Thursday. The aircraft was equipped with cameras. It was shot down. In a statement, Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said, “The military’s Jinmen Defense Command reported that a civilian drone intruded into the airspace of Shaiyu Island this afternoon. It was shot down. A close watch is being kept to ensure the security of the area.”

[আরও পড়ুন: একাধিক হাসপাতাল ঘুরে মৃত্যু ভারতীয় অন্তঃসত্ত্বার, ইস্তফা পর্তুগালের স্বাস্থ্যমন্ত্রীর]

It is better to say that Shaiyu Island, located near mainland China, is under the control of Taiwan. The Taiwanese army has a strong base there. As a result, its position is very important from a strategic point of view. According to analysts, Taipei would receive advance warning from Shaiyu Island about the Red Army’s movements if it were to attack Taiwan across the sea. Therefore, in the event of a war, the Chinese army will want to occupy the island first.

Significantly, China has become aggressive since US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last July. The Red Army has conducted military exercises around the island nation. Last August, Chinese drones attacked several small islands under the control of Taiwan. Notable among these is Kinmen Island. Although it is under Taiwan, its location is only 10 km away from Chinese territory.

It should be noted that this month, Xi Jinping’s government announced that they were withdrawing the ‘one country, two systems’ that they had promised to maintain in Taiwan as well as in Hong Kong. What exactly was that promise? The white paper that China published in 2000 stated that if they ever occupy the island nation, they will not deploy military forces there. There will be self-governing government. But this time Beijing said that they are not giving this promise anymore.

[আরও পড়ুন: ভারত-চিনকে একসঙ্গে মহড়ায় ডাক পুতিনের, আমেরিকাকে পালটা দিতে নয়া উদ্যোগ রাশিয়ার]

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