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Name-Shriya Naresh Karani
School-Ambassador School
Committee-Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)
Topic-Drone Warfare
An unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as drone is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Drones make the lives of man easier. Despite this major advantage, drones in warfare can be fatal for all of mankind. Use of drones has grown quickly in recent years. Japan looks to drones as territorial dispute escalates. In 2012 Japan’s decision to buy disputed islands in East China Sea has caused a territorial dispute between the two powerful nations of Asia. The island is called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. The territorial dispute was botched in 2012 by Tokyo, led at the time by the now-discredited Democratic Party of Japan. Reacting to China's increasingly intrusive presence in the waters around the Japanese-administered islands, and fearing that maverick former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara would carry through his threat to purchase the islands, then-Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda nationalized several of the islands after buying them from their private owners in September 2012. China responded instantly with anti-Japanese riots and a freezing of diplomatic relations. Chinese patrol vessels and fishing boats began tense face-offs with Japan's Coast Guard. Within months, both nations' air forces began more active aerial patrols. One year and two months ago, China upped the ante by flying surveillance drones in such contested airspace. Japan responded by saying it would shoot down any drone that refused to leave the skies above the islands. Beijing says that any attack on its drones would be an act of war. In another sign of high tensions in North East Asia, Japan announced that it scrambled fighter jets on the 7th January 2014 to head off a Chinese civilian aircraft near disputed islands. The Y-12 propeller plane entered Japan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), but not the airspace around...
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