Chinese military said today that it was paying “close attention” to the incident in which an Indian Air Force fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing along the China-India border two days prior.
Paying “close attention” to it, Chinese defence spokesman Col Ren Guochang said when asked at a briefing about whether the Chinese military would help trace the Indian Air Force’s missing Sukhoi Su-30 warrior jet.
However, he declined to give any details and said that the foreign ministry has responded on the issue yesterday. Col Ren’s remarks showed up slightly positive compared to the curt comments of Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang who had said that he has no information on the missing plane.
“For the situation you specified, I have no relevant information to offer at the moment,” Mr Lu had told the media in Beijing when gotten some information about the missing Indian Air Force plane.
The Sukhoi Su-30 plane lost contact with the Tezpur Air Force station from where it took off at 10:30 am on Tuesday.