China Is Building A New Military Camp On The Disputed Border With India
Chinese soldiers are building a new fortified camp on the line of de facto control in Ladakh, an area where clashes with Indian soldiers took place this month, according to Reuters.
As evidence, the Agency refers to satellite images of the American company Maxar Technologies. The photos are said to have been taken on Monday, showing the Galvan river valley where clashes between the Indian and Chinese militaries took place on June 15-16. They show that tents have appeared on the territory controlled by the Chinese army, and a fortified camp is being built, Reuters notes. The images taken a week before do not show these structures.
New Delhi claims that construction works are being carried out on the territory of India - on the Indian side of the line of actual control. Beijing, on the other hand, considers the entire area its own.
Similar information about the activity of the people's liberation army of China in Ladakh is provided by Indian Newspapers. So, according to The Times of India, Chinese soldiers are building a camp with firing positions for machine guns in the place where the Chinese observation post was previously destroyed by the Hindu soldiers.
The Indian army has also made efforts over the past month to strengthen its position in Ladakh.
On the night of June 15-16, clashes between the Indian and Chinese militaries took place in the allied territory of Ladakh near the Galvan river. According to new Delhi, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed and 76 were injured in the conflict. According to Indian data, about 45 Chinese soldiers were killed and injured in the clashes.