China built roads, heliports and camps in Aksai Chin: strengthening the army's supply chain

China built roads, heliports, and camps in Aksai Chin: strengthening the army's supply chain, claims the report of the American think tank

Jun 5, 2023 - 20:07
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China built roads, heliports and camps in Aksai Chin: strengthening the army's supply chain

American think tank Cheatham House has claimed that China has built roads, outposts, heliports, and camps till Aksai Chin. China's intention is to build a new supply route here. Through this, he can send the army here in case of emergency. Cheatham House has given this report on the basis of an analysis of satellite photographs of the last 6 months. Aksai Chin is the area that China has occupied since the 1962 war.
Thinktank monitored China's activities through photographs from October 2022. It has been said in the report that a heliport has been built in the disputed area near Aksai Chin Lake. China is building 18 hangars and small runways here, where drones, helicopters, and fighter jets can fly in case of emergency.
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China is constantly trying to increase its strength here. According to the report, China has further widened the airfield adjacent to LAC. Through this, China intends to counter India's operation.
It is clear from the pictures that China has widened the roads near the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The roads built in Aksai Chin are also wide. Apart from this, outposts, modern weatherproof camps where parking facilities have been provided, and solar panels have also been made.
Chinese activities are also going on in the Depsang area. Although India has also deployed its army in this area.
It has been said in the report that by 2035, China will be in the process of building a highway connecting Xinjiang and Tibet. This road will pass through Aksai Chin. China's supply chain will become more accessible with the highway.
Ever since the skirmish with Indian soldiers in the Galvan Valley, China has been preparing to carry out a major operation here. Relations between the two countries have gone back six decades since the bloody border violence. In June 2020, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese soldiers in the Galvan Valley. India has consistently said that relations with China cannot improve until there is peace on the border.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer