Satellite Imagery Depict Second Chinese-Settlement In Arunachal Pradesh; Claims Report

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Image Credit : Maxar Technologies

 

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China’s geographical threats into Indian territory has once again been revealed by the new satellite imagery which displayed the construction of second enclave with around 60 buildings in Arunachal Pradesh, as claimed by NDTV report.

This second hamlet lies in Shi Yomi district of Arunachal Pradesh, just 93 kms east of the first such settlement, existence of which was revealed by the United States Department of Defence – Pentagon annual report.

According to the satellite images evaluated by NDTV, the enclave lies six kilometres within India, between the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the international boundary which both India & China claims as its own territory.

It further added that images from the same region in 2019 never showed any such settlement, depicting the hamlet was constructed within the past year.

Image Credit : Maxar Technologies

Such images also portrayed a structure with a flag of China painted on a roof top, a giant flag indicating the nation’s territorial claim into the concerned area.

Image Credit : Maxar Technologies

“Based on GIS [Geographic Information System] data obtained from the official Survey of India website, the location of this village indeed falls within Indian territorial claims,” said Sim Tack, Chief Military Analyst at the Europe based Force Analysis.

The new enclave has been established through images from two of the world’s premier satellite imagery providers – Maxar Technologies, and Planet Labs. However, the exact location of the new enclave is clearly indicated on Bharatmaps, a digital map of the Indian Government.

According to the report, an image of this enclave was published in July 2021 by China’s news agency – Xinhua. It came into light for the first time when Prez Xi Jinping visited the same region to inspect the railway line along the Arunachal Pradesh border.

Its pertinent to note that recently the Pentagon report revealed China’s military developments, and construction of at least 100-home Chinese hamlet within Arunachal Pradesh. Submitted to the US Congress, the report clearly depicts China’s intent to escalate border tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

“Sometime in 2020, the PRC (People’s Republic of China) built a large 100-home civilian village inside disputed territory between the PRC’s Tibet Autonomous Region and India’s Arunachal Pradesh state in the eastern sector of the LAC.” – asserted by the US Department of Defence.

This disputed village is said to have located on the banks of River Tsari Chu, that lies in the Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh – an area which has witnessed massive clashes between India and Chinese soldiers even before the 1962 war.

Responding to the report, sources of Indian security establishment disclosed that the disputed village falls in territory controlled by China.

It added that the large 100-home civilian village “has been built by China in an area that was occupied by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) after overrunning an Assam Rifles Post in 1959, in an operation known as Longju incident along the frontier in Arunachal Pradesh.”