Unconfirmed reports suggest that Taiwan has shot down a Chinese SU-35 fighter jet for violating the no-fly zone. The videos of aircraft crash are going viral.
Going into this matter in detail, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Su-35 jet was crashed in Guangxi. This is a sensible coastal region area that lies bordering Southern China and Vietnam.
However, Taiwan has not officially stated anything related to this news. That is the main reason for heavy speculations of Chinese SU-35 fighter jet being shot down by Taiwan.
It is to be noted that tensions have increased between Taiwan and China with the US actively involving in Taiwan’s matters. For the first time, the US has participated in Taiwan’s 62nd anniversary of the Second Taiwan Strait crisis at a memorial park Kinmen island along with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen.
Stating about the tensions between Taiwan and China, retd. military general of India has tweeted –
Unconfirmed reports A Chinese SU-35 Jet fighter either shot down or crashed In Taiwan. No Official statements as yet .Could be a very serious developement, Large Navy and Air force flotillas exercising in that region. An accidental clash could spark off conflict pic.twitter.com/NAQEZAHv7q
— Maj Gen (Dr)GD Bakshi SM,VSM(retd) (@GeneralBakshi) September 4, 2020
The Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China said in a statement –
In response to the internet spread of “Taiwan shot down a CCP SU-35 aircraft?” Air Force Command solemnly refuted today that this is false information, and completely untrue,
Many experts explain the present situation as US inflated. Chinese military capabilities cannot be underestimated. The mainland rulers from Beijing have made clear intentions related to Taiwan. China is prepared to conquer Taiwan even by force if needed. So, such incidents will definitely fuel the tensions between Taiwan and China.