Satellite images indicate Beijing has set up bunkers, tents and storage units for military hardware close to the site of the deadly June 15 clash. The structures have been set up despite India and China agreeing to deescalate tensions on the border.
In the violent outbreak earlier this month, Indian and Chinese soldier fought in hand-to-hand combat with both sides suffering multiple casualties.
Nirupama Rao, who served as India’s ambassador to China between 2006 to 2009, described the moment as “a turning point in the bilateral relations”.
Since then tensions between the two Asian powers have continued surge, with both sides blaming the other for the conflict.
Now, these new satellite images appear to show Beijing is not backing down on its clash with Delhi.
The images show a number of new structures which were not visible in May.
Neither nation has commented on the new pictures.
More to follow…
Published at Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:06:00 +0000