"Indian leaders, the Indian government-related documents, the Indian side in the Sino-Indian boundary issue Special Representatives meeting confirmed that the two sides signed the treaty in 1890, the 'Sino-British treaty' and the China-India boundary of Sikkim to have the direction of a consensus," he said.
"Compliance with these treaties and documents is an international obligation that not to be shirked by the Indian side," he added.
Last night a Chinese foreign ministry statement said "the Indian border guards crossed the boundary in the Sikkim section of the China-India border and entered the territory of China
and obstructed normal activities of the Chinese frontier forces in the Donglang area recently, and the Chinese side has taken counter-measures."
Earlier in the day, Lu said China
lodged a diplomatic protest with India accusing Indian troops of "crossing the boundary" in the Sikkim section and demanded their immediate withdrawal.
He also asserted that it has shut the Nathu La pass entry for Indian pilgrims travelling to Kailash Mansarovar because of the border standoff.
Also a hard-hitting article posted on the website of the state-run Global Times tonight on the issue said, "Indian troops' provocation brings disgrace to themselves" and they should be forced to retreat "by all necessary means".
"The Indian government made no objection to the Sikkim section of the China-India border. Allegations of intrusions along the western section of the China-India border often emerge, but face-offs in the Sikkim section are rare. The Nathu La pass in Sikkim was reopened in 2006, because there is no border dispute between China
and India over this area," it said.
"It remains unclear whether this flare-up is the fault of low-level Indian troops or a tentative strategic move made by the Indian government," it said.
"Whatever the motive is, China
must stick to its bottom line. It must force the Indian troops to retreat to the Indian side by all means necessary and China's road construction mustn't be stopped," it said.
As the China-India borderline
hasn't been demarcated completely and the two countries have a different understanding about the Line of Actual Control, troops from both sides often stray across in some areas, it said.
"However, almost all frictions are fed to the Indian media by the Indian military which they hype time and again". "China
avoids making an issue of the border disputes, which has indulged India's unruly provocations. This time the Indian side needs to be taught the rules," it said. "India cannot afford a showdown with China
on border issues. It lags far behind China
in terms of national strength and the so-called strategic support for it from the US is superficial," the article said, adding China
has no desire to confront India.
"Maintaining friendly ties with New Delhi is Beijing's basic policy. But this must be based on mutual respect. It's not time for India to display arrogance toward China," it said.