In response to the US assertion that China may have sent a fleet of these spy balloons to a number of other nations, including India, the Indian government has chosen to stay silent. At this point, a government representative informed Money control that India has surveillance balloons that can detect any such suspicious activity.
When it was believed that a recent white sphere over the Andaman and Nicobar islands in India was yet another “spy airship,” it quickly gained attention. The Andaman and the Nicobar islands are not much lucrative on commerce or population, however, the island archipelago gets a much demanded strategic location that could be of interest to foreign intelligentsia.
Concerning the inquiry into the downed balloon, the US Navy has finished looking for debris off the coast of South Carolina on February 4; the remaining fragments of the payload have been given to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for use in counterintelligence operations. The type and condition of the debris were not further described in the US Navy statement. The Northern Command and the Defense Department have received all queries from the National Security Council.
According to the White House, such balloons crossed US soil at least three times during President Donald Trump’s presidency without the knowledge of Trump or his advisors, and others have flown over dozens of other countries on five continents. Kirby stressed on Monday that the Biden administration was the only one to notice them.