BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- China Monday 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," said Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense at a press conference.
Indian troops crossed the China-India boundary into Chinese territory in mid-June to obstruct road construction in Donglang region.
Wu urged India to immediately withdraw it troops, describing the request as a prerequisite to resolving the situation.
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