'China building Army outpost near LAC is another disturbing sign'

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01 Dec 2022
'China building Army outpost near LAC is another disturbing sign'

Satellite image of Chinese build up at India border (Image courtesy: Politico)

Washington: China building a military post near the Line of Actual Control with India is a disturbing sign of Chinese aggression with its neighbours, a top Indian American lawmaker said on Wednesday, following the appearance of a media report in this regard.

Politico on Wednesday reported that China had built a military outpost near its disputed border with India.

It cited new satellite imagery as showing the outpost, a move that signals Beijing’s intentions for a long-term deployment at the global flashpoint.

"The pictures, obtained by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies’ China Power project and shared with NatSec Daily, show the People’s Liberation Army constructed a headquarters and garrison to house troops at Pangong Tso, a remote lake that stretches across the Line of Actual Control between the two countries,” Politico reported.

“The report of a new People’s Liberation Army outpost near the Line of Actual Control between Indian and the People’s Republic of China is another disturbing sign of Beijing’s growing regional aggression, reinforcing the need for the United States to reaffirm and strengthen joint efforts with India and other security partners,” Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi said.

As the Chinese Communist Party’s domestic repression, brutal persecution of Uyghurs, and online misinformation efforts continue to escalate, so too do the signs of its growing international military aggression stretching from India to the Taiwan Strait, he said.

“In the face of these belligerent ambitions, it is imperative that the United States maintains and expands our security and intelligence cooperation with allies and partners to send the clear messages that the United States stands with India, Taiwan, and democracies across the region in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s rising aggression,” Krishnamoorthi said in a statement.

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