India and China have said they are working to reduce border tensions through diplomatic channels, but satellite images show military activity along the line of actual control (LAC).
The satellite images released by ShadowBreak Intl show the strategic movements of the Indian and Chinese militaries, the upgrade of air bases and the journey of planes along the 4,057km LAC, according to Sputnik on May 28.
Based on the image, the two sides also dug trenches, preparing bunkers in the Pangong Lake area and in the Galwan Valley.
Specifically, Sputnik pointed out the busy operation of Chinese military motor vehicles during the past three weeks near the Hotsprings area, about 15 km from India’s Gogra base and 6 km from LAC.
A day earlier, NDTV also cited satellite images showing massive construction activity taking place at Ngari Gunsa Air Base in Tibet, about 200 km from Pangong Lake – the place of the scuffle. between soldiers of two countries on May 5 and 6.
Other images show four J-11 and J-16 fighters on the base. Chinese motorboats patrolling Lake Pangong and Chinese helicopters also appeared in the area.
Earlier, China spoke out opposed India building infrastructure along the LAC. However, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh directed the forces to continue deploying the projects as planned.
India has in total built 61 highways along the LAC and several key roads in the Himalayas to improve access to border areas when necessary.
In the face of escalating tensions on the Indo-China border, US President Donald Trump has offered to take on a negotiating role to resolve disputes between the two countries, according to Reuters on May 27.