Satellite images show second China-constructed enclave in Arunachal Pradesh

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Satellite images show second China-constructed enclave in Arunachal Pradesh (Image Credits: NDTV/Maxar Technologies)
Satellite images show second China-constructed enclave in Arunachal Pradesh (Image Credits: NDTV/Maxar Technologies)

New Delhi : New satellite images have emerged showing how China has built a second enclave or cluster of at least 60 buildings in Arunachal Pradesh.

As per satellite images shared by Maxar, the structures were not there in 2019. It lies 93 km east of a China-constructed village in Arunachal Pradesh. Recently, encroachment was reported by China in the Arunachal Pradesh land. India had reacted sharply stating: ''China has undertaken construction activities in the past several years along the border areas, including in the areas that it has illegally occupied over the decades. India has neither accepted such illegal occupation of our territory, nor has it accepted the unjustified Chinese claims.''

NDTV exclusively shared the report via satellite images from Maxar, showing second encroachment by China in Arunachal Pradesh.

The second enclave lies approximately 6 kilometres within India in the region between the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the International Boundary. India has always claimed this as its own territory.

When asked for comment by NDTV, the Indian Army said, ''The location corresponding to the coordinates mentioned in your query lies to the North of LAC (Line of Actual Control) in Chinese territory.'' This statement does not refute the fact that construction of this enclave seems to lie between the Line of Actual Control and the International Boundary, in other words, within Indian territory illegally occupied by China. NDTV asked the army about this point; a senior Army officer said that there is no change in their response: ''The area indicated is North of LAC.'' So again, there is no rejection of the new enclave being constructed on Indian turf.

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