A spokesman for the Western Theater Command made remarks on the situation along the China-India border

Chengdu, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — On August 31, Senior Colonel Zhang Shuihui, spokesman of the Western Theater Command, said in a statement on the china-India border situation that on August 31, the Indian army broke the consensus reached by the previous multi-level talks between the two sides and illegally crossed the line again near the south bank of Bangong Lake and The Reqin Pass, making a blatant provocation and causing tension along the border. China is strongly opposed to the Indian move, which grossly violates China’s territorial sovereignty, seriously undermines peace and stability in the China-India border areas, reneges on its commitments and betrays its loyalty. We solemnly request the Indian side to immediately withdraw its illegal occupation and control forces, strictly control and restrain its frontline troops, earnestly abide by its commitments and avoid further escalation of the situation. The Chinese military is taking necessary countermeasures and will closely follow the developments to resolutely safeguard China’s territorial sovereignty and peace and stability in border areas. (after)

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