China constructs four villages on disputed Bhutan land
Bhutan : New satellite images have shown that China has constructed over four villages in disputed Bhutanese territory in last one year. The disputed land lies near the Doklam plateau where India and China had a faceoff in 2017, after which China bypassed Indian defences to resume road construction activity in the region, the original point of contention between New Delhi and Beijing.
The construction on Bhutanese soil is worrying for India as the nation had been historically advising Bhutan on its External Relations policy and continues to train its armed forces. Meanwhile, China had been putting constant pressure on Bhutan to re-negotiate the land boundaries.
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The new villages have been constructed between May 2020 and November 2021.