Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered 500 troopers with 200 anti-aircraft weapons to be deployed on the border with Vietnam amid repeated incursions by unidentified drones into the Southeast Asian nation’s territory.
The troops are wanted to “stop all types of invasion or espionage, whereas we don’t but know the origin of these drones,” Hun Sen stated on Wednesday. “The one technique to take care of them is to shoot them down.”
In line with the PM, UAVs have been violating the nation’s airspace every day over the previous week. He blamed the nation’s navy of being “too mild” by failing to destroy any of the drones as but.
The pinnacle of the federal government supplied a $200,000 reward to any unit, which shoots down a drone to assist establish these sending the plane.
Hun Sen speculated that Vietnam-based “ethnic insurgents” might be behind the incursions by the UAVs. The group in query is believed to be liable for two assaults on authorities workplaces in Vietnam’s Dak Lak province on June 11, through which 9 individuals have been killed.
The drones might be launched from the territory of one other nation or from a ship, he added.
“We urge these nations that permit drones to violate Cambodian airspace to instantly halt their actions. It’s an act of terrorism in opposition to Cambodia,” Hun Sen claimed.
Nonetheless, the PM made it clear that he didn’t blame the authorities in Hanoi for the drone incidents.
“We requested Vietnam and Vietnam didn’t even know. Vietnam stated it has no real interest in launching a drone with out notifying Cambodia. I imagine it isn’t from Vietnam,” he defined.
Hun Sen additionally promised that after Phnom Penh finishes its personal investigation into the drone incursions, it will enchantment to the UN over the scenario.
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