India’s intelligence agencies have said that the Chinese aircraft TupolovTu 153M aircraft equipped with modern radar system and HD cameras carried out two to three sorties earlier this year in the middle sector falling in the areas of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
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The aircraft is equipped with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) which provides broad-area imaging at high resolutions even in inclement weather or in night time.
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Sources said the information about the flight was shared during exchanges with foreign intelligence agencies.
Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops sent back an Indian civilian team and claimed it to be their land and recognised it as ‘Wu-Je’.
It was apprehended that it could have carried out aerial photography of the area during its reconnaissance mission. The chopper was identified as Zhiba series of attack helicopter of the PLA.