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New Satellite Images Show Widespread Road Building on Both Sides of the Disputed India-China Border

Before-and-after satellite images show key access roads on the Chinese side have been resurfaced or upgraded, and a new road has been constructed on the Yangtse Plateau from Tangwu New Village to within 150 metres of the LAC ridge. Image via ASPI.

The Chinese and Indian militaries are building out transportation infrastructure high up in the Himalayas along their disputed border known as the Line of Actual Control, according to new satellite imagery published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

“While India maintains control of the commanding position on the plateau’s high ground, China has compensated for this disadvantage by building new military and transport infrastructure that allows it to get troops quickly into the area,” the report said.

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