Washington. In February this year, tremendous tension had arisen between the US and China over a spy balloon. Actually, a Chinese balloon was seen in the sky of the US state of Montana. China had termed it as a stray balloon collecting weather information till the end. However, it was shot down by the US Air Force. Now the US Defense Ministry Pentagon has revealed that the Chinese spy balloon which was shot down did not collect any intelligence.
The Pentagon has not clearly stated whether this Chinese balloon was for espionage or not. However, Defense Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Pat Ryder said that neither this balloon collected any sensitive data nor sent it to China. He said, “We know that this balloon had the ability to gather intelligence. But it is our analysis that this balloon did not collect any sensitive data while passing through US skies. Ryder said the Pentagon had already deterred such an attempt by cracking down on balloons.
US-China had different claims
After the incident of killing the Chinese spy balloon, there was tension in the relations between America and China for the last few months. On January 28, a spy balloon from the US state of Alaska entered US airspace. After this he passed through many states of America. During this, he also flew over many sensitive US military bases. Including the military base in Montana, where America’s nuclear weapons are stationed.
According to the US military, the size of the balloon was equivalent to three buses. On February 4, this balloon was targeted and dropped by the US in the Atlantic sea, from where its remains were recovered. Regarding the balloon, the US State Department had said that there were signals on it, which is useful for gathering intelligence. The aircraft had several antennas, which could be used to identify the ground.
Tension had emerged between the two countries
However, on the US allegations, China had said that it was a civilian airplane, which is used to check the weather. Due to the Chinese balloon, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had also postponed his visit to China. Blinken visited China a few days ago due to rising tensions.
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