02 May 2019
Ministry Denies Reports of Jet Firing Decoy Projectile
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence yesterday denied reports that an air force pilot accidentally fired a decoy projectile while intercepting Chinese military aircraft. Such incidents could be taken as evidence of increasing tension in the Taiwan Strait. “Under tense circumstances, there is a risk of accidental or inadvertent use of force,” said Collin Koh, a research fellow on naval affairs and maritime security at Singapore’s NTU.
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Last updated on 07/05/2019