Border Standoff: China urges India to immediately withdraw its troops

    Beijing/New Delhi China today urged India 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 having said at a press conference.
    Xinhua report said that Mr 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,” Mr Wu said, calling for a joint effort to maintain peace in the border areas.
    The spokesperson warned India to abandon any impractical illusions.  (UNI)