China has added new structures near the point where clash took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers, satellite images reveal, heightening concerns about further flare-ups between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
Although, Indian and Chinese troops agreed to move back after a round of commander level talks between the two armed forces, the satellite images of the valley, doesn’t seem to be much convincing, however they show a more of Chinese movement near the clash site. The images show new construction on Chinese side after the brutal hand-to-hand combat underline the challenge of disengagement and the risk the accord could still fall apart because of overlapping claims in the arid territory.
The new construction on Chinese side includes camouflaged tents against the base of the cliff and a new camp being constructed with walls or barricades, a little away from the clash side.
While India has repeatedly said that the new construction are on its side of the LAC, China has made a claim over the entire Galwan valley in its statements repetitively.