The army statement was released from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province and the headquarters of the PLA's western theatre command.
The claim was first made by Zhang Shuili, deputy head of the combat bureau of Chinas' Western Theater Command's joint staff department, who said an Indian UAV had recently intruded into China's airspace and crashed.
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The Defence Ministry statement meanwhile said UAV was on a regular training mission inside Indian territory when it lost contact with the ground control due to some technical problem and crossed over the LAC. A Chinese military official, speaking to official news agency Xinhua, did not say that Indian border troops had contacted their Chinese counterparts about the incident and instead struck a more strident note. However, the report didn't specify when and where the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had entered into China's airspace and what kind of markings the drone had.
"China asked the Indian side to stop the activities of the devices near the border and work with China to maintain peace and tranquility of the border areas", Geng added.
"We will fulfill our mission and responsibility and defend China's national sovereignty and security resolutely". The northeastern Indian state of Sikkim borders China via Tibet, as well as Bhutan and Nepal.
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Recently, on Wednesday, China's Global Times accused India of attempting to influence the United States against China's increasing naval capabilities by projecting the Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA) navy as a direct rival of the Americans.
The claims do not include details about the timing or specific location of the incident. Even though India had clarified that there was nothing alarming taking place in the region and that there were "no new developments" at the "face-off site and its vicinity", the matter is likely to come up during Wang's visit.
The 73-day-long Dokalam standoff ended on August 28 after Chinese troops stopped building a key road close to India's Chicken Neck corridor.
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The diplomat added that the parties would discuss coordination of efforts within the UN, BRICS (that involves Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the G20, the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the ASEAN Regional Security Forum.