Thursday, April 18, 2013

China Warns Japan Against Scrambling It's Fighter jets

China Calls On Japan To Reduce Jet Scrambles -- Reuters

(Reuters) - China called on Japan on Thursday to stop sending jets up against Chinese aircraft after Japan said it had scrambled its fighters twice as often in the past year amid a territorial dispute.

The number of scrambles against Chinese planes nearly doubled to 306 in the year that ended in March. That accounted for the increase in the overall number from 425 to 567, the highest level in 22 years, Japan's Defence Ministry said.

China and Japan have been involved in an increasingly acrimonious stand-off over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

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More News On Chinese Warnings Against Japan To Limit Their Fighter Jet Scrambles

China angered by Japan's increased jet scrambles -- AP
Japan scrambled record number of jets against Chinese aircraft this fiscal year -- Japan Daily Press
2012 saw record 306 Japan fighter scrambles against Chinese aircraft -- Japan Times
Number of Japan jets scrambled against China planes doubles -- Reuters
Japan Sharply Increased Scrambling Jets Against Chinese Planes -- Wall Street Journal

My Comment: Here is an easy prediction .... these "scrambles" will continue to increase in the next year.

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