As per new satellite imagery on Friday, China has been developing two air defence positions that will cover the 2017 Doklam stand-off area and also Naku La in Sikkim, which witnessed a clash between Indian and Chinese army troopers this year, reported The Print.
The news information about the Chinese air defence positions surfaced after a prominent Twitter handle, which regularly posts satellite imagery, @Detresfa_, tweeted: “Investigations with @SimTack of the #Doklam region in the #China, #Bhutan, #India tri junction area present new evidence of PLA air defense infrastructure being constructed roughly 50 Kms from known clash points of the #IndiaChinaStandoff of 2017 & 2020.”
Putting out the images as part of a joint study with Sim Tack of the geopolitical intelligence platform Stratfor, @Detresfa_ said the location is near the China, Bhutan and India tri-junction at Doklam, where New Delhi and Beijing were locked in an-over-two-month stand-off in 2017, the report claimed.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) air defence infrastructure, the user added, is being constructed roughly 50 km from the 2017 stand-off site, and the location of the May 2020 scuffles.
This has come two months after the two armies clashed in Galwan Valley, in eastern Ladakh, that killed at least twenty Indian army troopers and unverified number of Chinese troopers.