"The matter is being dealt with in accordance with the established protocol through institutional mechanisms to deal with situations along the India-China border areas", the statement said.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are also expected to deliberate extensively on finding a common ground for the three major powers on key strategic issues of the region, it is learnt. He said the drone had crashed in the Sikkim section. However, there was no immediate response from the Indian Defence Ministry.
China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported that members of the People's Liberation Army retrieve the drone from an undisclosed location.
"India just wants to incite the USA to cooperate with India on containing China", said Hu.
Shuili said the development "infringed upon China's territorial sovereignty and we are strongly dissatisfied with and opposed to this". The Chinese military's western theatre command jurisdiction covers nearly all of the 3488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC), including Tibet's border region with India and the Ladakh region.
The incident took place in the Sikkim sector, where the two countries were engaged in a stand-off from June 16 to August 28, close to the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction.
"According to our information, Wang will meet with the top officials of India and detailed information will be released in due course", Geng said. The road was being built by the Chinese troops in the area also claimed by Bhutan.
The diplomat added that the parties would discuss coordination of efforts within the UN, BRICS (that involves Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the G20, the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the ASEAN Regional Security Forum.
Wang's visit to Delhi is regarded significant as it would set tone for President Xi Jinping's policy approach to India in his second term as the head of the ruling Communist Party of China. It is expected to be followed by the 20th round of India-China boundary talks in New Delhi between Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, who are the designated Special Representatives.