torsdag 25. juni 2020

Satellite images show Chinese construction near site of India border clash

China has added new structures near the site of a deadly border clash with India, according to satellite imagery, raising the possibility of further conflict even as the two sides have pledged to disengage. Images taken on Monday by the US-based Maxar Technologies show what appear to be Chinese structures on a terrace overlooking the Galwan River, close to where Indian and Chinese military engaged in hand-to-hand combat for hours last week, resulting in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers. China has not released its casualties from the confrontation on 15 June.

On Monday, Indian and Chinese military commanders agreed to step back from a weeks-old standoff at several locations along the disputed border. The apparent buildup underlines the possibility that the peace will not hold.