Escalation in Taiwan Strait as Chinese Military Aircraft and Vessels Detected

Escalation in Taiwan Strait as Chinese Military Aircraft and Vessels Detected
Escalation in Taiwan Strait as Chinese Military Aircraft and Vessels Detected (image:X@Focus_taiwan)
Escalation in Taiwan Strait as Chinese Military Aircraft and Vessels Detected
Escalation in Taiwan Strait as Chinese Military Aircraft and Vessels Detected (image:X@Focus_taiwan)

Escalation in Taiwan Strait as Chinese Military Aircraft and Vessels Detected

Escalation in Taiwan Strait as Chinese Military Aircraft and Vessels Detected

Escalation in Taiwan Strait as Chinese Military Aircraft and Vessels Detected

Key Highlights:

  1. Six PLA aircraft and seven PLAN vessels detected near Taiwan.
  2. Chinese aircraft crossed Taiwan’s ADIZ, increasing regional tensions.
  3. Taiwan’s Armed Forces monitored and responded to the incursions.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense (MND) reported the detection of Chinese military aircraft and vessels around Taiwan on Monday. The MND stated that six People’s Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft and seven People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessels were observed around the island nation until 6 am. Notably, six of these aircraft crossed the median line and entered Taiwan’s northern and southwestern Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ).

The Taiwan Armed Forces closely monitored the situation and took appropriate responsive measures. The MND posted on X, “6 PLA aircraft and 7 PLAN vessels operating around Taiwan were detected up until 6 a.m. (UTC+8) today. 6 of the aircraft crossed the median line and entered Taiwan’s northern and southwestern ADIZ. #ROCArmedForces have monitored the situation and responded accordingly.”

This incident follows a similar detection on Sunday when seven Chinese military aircraft and seven PLAN vessels were spotted. The MND’s earlier statement shared on X read, “7 PLA aircraft and 7 PLAN vessels operating around Taiwan were detected up until 6 am (UTC+8) today. #ROCArmedForces have monitored the situation and responded accordingly.”

These developments highlight a significant escalation in tensions between Taiwan and China, which asserts sovereignty over the island. The increased presence of Chinese military assets near Taiwan reflects ongoing geopolitical strife in the region. Taiwan has repeatedly voiced concerns about China’s military activities and its expressed intent to reunify Taiwan with the mainland, potentially by force.

The median line of the Taiwan Strait, once a tacit boundary between China and Taiwan, has seen frequent crossings by Chinese military aircraft, warships, and drones, especially since the visit of former United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan in August 2022. Since September 2020, China has increasingly employed grey zone tactics, incrementally boosting the number of military operations around Taiwan. These tactics are aimed at achieving strategic objectives without direct and substantial use of force….

(Source: ANI)

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Telegram
WhatsApp
Email
Note: You have to fill-up above all respective field, then click below button for send your message