Taiwan scrambles fighter jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz island

poornima lagadapati

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TAIPEI/BEIJING: Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, including crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, in an escalation of tensions as a senior US official held talks in Taipei.
China had earlier announced the start of combat drills near the Taiwan Strait, denouncing what it called collusion between the island, which it claims as part of its territory, and the United States.

Himanshi Agarwal

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