Chinese village

Satellite images show China has built a village with 100 homes in disputed Indian territory

PHOTO: A locator map shows the Chinese village, 2.8 miles inside Indian territory

  • Satellite images show a 100-home village, 2.8 miles inside Indian territory, in Arunachal Pradesh state 
  • The development was built by Beijing within a year, according to satellite imagery from August 2019 
  • The village is located in the Upper Subansiri district, an area claimed by both Beijing and Delhi 
  • On Friday an image was released showing Chinese and Indian tanks facing off at a disputed Himalyan border 
  • Photo showing tanks lined up was first shared on social media and story since picked up by pro-Beijing press
  • Image purports to be from the Line of Control (LAC), the poorly defined India-China border in the Himalayas
  • The frontier saw grisly hand-to-hand combat in June las year which left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead 
A satellite image shows the newly built Chinese village at a location 2.8 miles inside Indian territory in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh

A satellite image shows the newly built Chinese village at a location 2.8 miles inside Indian territory in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh

Similar images from August 2019 do not show any construction activity, meaning the village was built within the last year

Similar images from August 2019 do not show any construction activity, meaning the village was built within the last year 

On Friday, an image shared on Chinese social media site Weibo showed armoured vehicles lined up against each other beside encampments along the 2,000-mile border where last year grisly hand-to-hand combat left 20 Indian soldiers dead.

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