2 CHINESE WARPLANES ENTER TAIWAN’S AIR DEFENCE ZONE

Taipei: Two Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan air’s defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday morning, marking the 12th intrusion this month. Over the past few months, Taiwan has reported incursion by Chinese warplanes into ADIZ almost daily. Chinese planes were spotted in Taiwan’s identification zone on March 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 20, and 22, Taiwan News reported.


Air defence identification zones are early warning systems that help countries to detect incursions into their airspace. Any aircraft entering such an area is supposed to report its route and purpose to the “host” nation, though the zones are classified as international airspace and pilots are not legally bound to make such a notification.

Two People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Chengdu J-10 fighter jets flew into the southwest corner of Taiwan’s ADIZ, to the northeast of the Dongsha Islands (Pratas Islands), according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND), according to Taiwan News.

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