Home » National » China again urges India to withdraw troops

China again urges India to withdraw troops

Newdelhi:24/7/17:Beijing on Monday urged New Delhi to immediately withdraw all troops that have “illegally” entered China, stating that the nation would defend its territorial sovereignty “at all costs”.

“The Chinese border troops have taken initial counter measures at the site and will step up targeted deployment and training,” Xinhua news agency quoted Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defence, as saying.

According to China, Indian troops crossed the China-India boundary into Chinese territory last month to obstruct road construction in Doklam region.

The borders of India, Bhutan and China meet at Doklam, which holds strategic importance to all the three nations.

China calls Doklam its own territory but India and Bhutan call it Bhutanese territory.

India, a close ally of Bhutan, stopped the Chinese Army from building a road in Doklam in June, leading to the face-off between New Delhi and Beijing.

Wu urged India to immediately withdraw it troops, describing the request as a prerequisite to resolving the situation.

“We strongly urge India to take solid measures to correct its mistakes and desist from provocation,” Wu said, calling for a joint effort to maintain peace in the border areas.

The spokesperson warned India to abandon any impractical illusions.

The history of the Chinese Army in the past 90 years has demonstrated its increasing capacities and unshakable determination to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, he said.

“It’s easier to shake a mountain than the PLA,” Wu said.

Both Indian and Chinese armies are eyeball-to-eyeball at Doklam. India says it wants to resolve the issue diplomatically.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

x

Check Also

Member of Lokayukta Dr. Debabrata Swain presented a copy of the book to Chief Minister written by him

Bhubaneswar: 16/9/21:Member of Lokayukta Dr. Debabrata Swain today met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the latter’s residence ‘Naveen Niwas’ and presented a copy of the book ‘Secrets of Similipal – ...