US officials have briefed its friends and allies including India on the finds of the Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down by a fighter jet off the coast of South Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that China has operated a fleet of spy balloons targeting several countries including India and Japan. These surveillance airships, operated in part by the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) air force, have been spotted over five continents. In recent years, at least four balloons have been spotted over Hawaii, Florida, Texas and Guam — in addition to the one tracked last week. The Pentagon on Tuesday released a series of pictures recovering the high-altitude surveillance balloon.
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