China has constructed 3 villages near Arunachal Pradesh.
This shocking development has been reported by NDTV.
According to the report, China has constructed at least 3 villages, 5 kilometres from the Bum La pass in Arunachal Pradesh, which lies near the tri-junction between India, China and Bhutan.
The new satellite images presented in this report come barely a week after satellite images appeared of Chinese constructing villages in Bhutanese territory, seven kilometres from the Doklam face-off site between Indian and Chinese troopers in 2017.
Although, the villages appearing in the satellite images lie within Chinese territory, significantly the construction of the villages took place at a time when the Indian and Chinese troopers faced off in Eastern Ladakh.
The fresh constructions activities can be seen as a fresh attempt by China towards reinforcing its territorial claims along the Arunachal Pradesh frontier.
Following reports shared earlier by Chinese Media & @VishnuNDTV‘s story on #Bhutan, images from Bumla Pass #ArunchalPradesh #India now present evidence of new villages/accommodation built by #China this year, possibly for relocation of citizens to strengthen weak border areas https://t.co/HYPedVEWpL pic.twitter.com/aPjYrm8oPD
— d-atis?? (@detresfa_) December 6, 2020
”Like it used fishermen in the South China Sea, China uses civilian resources to intrude into India-patrolled areas,” said China-watcher Dr Brahma Chellaney.
The images presented in this report, show a single village having been constructed in the area by February 17, 2020.
The second image, dated November 28, 2020, shows the addition of three additional enclaves with at least 50 structures.
Notably, China disputes the status of the boundary in Arunachal Pradesh and Chinese maps show the entire Arunachal Pradesh as part their territory and regard it as part of South Tibet Region.
India, however, rejects Beijing’s claim, insisting that the historic McMohan line defines the boundary between both the countries.