According to the Taiwan News, 11 Chinese military aircraft flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday, March 31. This marked the 17th day of intrusions in March only.

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense reported that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) deployed four J-10 aircraft, four J-16 aircraft, and one KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft.

Among them, eight J-series fighter jets flew from south of the centerline of the Taiwan Strait into southwest Taiwan airspace. Meanwhile, the KJ-500 aircraft flew from the northeast of Dongsha Island, briefly entering Taiwan’s southwest airspace and leaving.

The PLA troops also included 2 Xian H-6 bombers tracked south of Taiwan. They entered the southwest and southeast corners of the ADIZ.

The Taiwanese newspaper reported that 62 Chinese military aircraft had appeared in Taiwan’s identification zone this month.

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