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Sikkim standoff: Will safeguard our security interest at 'any cost', says China ahead of NSA talks

China Will Safeguard Its Security Interests At Any Cost. India Should Not Leave Things To Luck And Not Harbour Any Unrealistic Illusions, He Said Ahead Of The 90th Anniversary Of The People's Liberation Army (PLA).

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 24 Jul 2017, 09:27:51 PM
Sikkim standoff: Will safeguard our security interest at 'any cost', says China ahead of NSA talks

New Delhi:

Ahead of this week's National Security Advisors' (NSA) talks to resolve the border standoff at Sikkim sector, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian said China will safeguard its security interest at "any cost" and India should not harbour any "unrealistic illusions."

"China will safeguard its security interests at any cost. India should not leave things to luck and not harbour any unrealistic illusions," he said ahead of the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Asking India to correct its "mistake" he asked India to stop provocations on the border and resolve the issue in order to maintain peace and stability in the region.

"We strongly urge India to take practical steps to correct its mistake, cease provocations, and meet China halfway in jointly safeguarding the border region's peace and tranquillity," Wu said.

India's National Security Adviser Ajit Doval will be traveling to Beijing to attend a BRICS meeting on July 27 and 28, he is expected to meet his counterpart Yang Jiechi in a bid to resolve the issue.

Wu also stated that People's Liberation Army has taken emergency measures in the region and continues to increase focused deployments and drills.

Two of the world's most powerful Armies- India and China are up against each other for a piece of land called Doklam in India and Donglang in China. 

The entire row errupted in mid-June when India tried to stop a road construction by Chinese Army in Doklam stating that it will change the status of the tri-junction with Bhutan, which poses a challenge to India's security.

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First Published : 24 Jul 2017, 09:27:51 PM