A violent clash between India and China had taken place on June 15, killing at least 20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel. If reports are to be believed, as many as 45 Chinese soldiers were also gunned down at the LAC. However, China’s foreign ministry has rubbished the idea as of now.
The latest satellite image gathered by the NDTV reportedly shows a new build-up structure constructed by the Chinese Army in a defensive position, near Patrol Point 14 along with the rock-face pointing towards the LAC. The picture has been contrasted against the June 15 image wherein People’s Liberation Army troops took aggressive posturing against the Indian counterpart. Earth-moving vehicles and accommodation tents brought by the Chinese Army were also seen in the new image.
Last evening, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that both India and China have agreed to maintain communication at diplomatic as well as military level, and decided to “respect and observe” the situation at the LAC.
“India-China discussed in detail developments in border areas, in particular, the situation in Eastern Ladakh. The Indian side conveyed its concerns on recent developments in Eastern Ladakh, including on violent face-off in the Galwan Valley area on 15 June,” the ministry noted.
(with inputs from India)