PLA to strengthen defense of Dong Lang: Chinese Defense Ministry

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BEIJING, Aug. 31 (APP): The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China will
strengthen patrolling of its troops and defense of the Dong Lang area to resolutely
safeguard sovereign security of the country.
According to Spokesperson for Ministry of National Defense here on
Thursday, the PLA has paid close attention to the situation and taken emergency
measures to reinforce border controls since the Dong Lang incident occurred.
“Chinese troops resolutely maintain the country’s territorial
sovereignty and legitimate rights,” he said addressing a press conference.
The spokesperson said that they have also used military diplomacy and
border contact channels to promote the proper resolution of the issue.
On June 18, more than 270 armed Indian troops with two bulldozers
crossed the boundary into Dong Lang in Chinese sovereign territory to obstruct
infrastructure construction.
China on Monday confirmed that India had withdrawn personnel and
equipment from Dong Lang after a military stand-off lasting more than two months.