India-China border is seeing heightened activity ⁠— these are the latest updates

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  • India deployed six T-90 missile-firing tanks, and top-of-the-line shoulder-fired anti-tank missile systems.
  • India-China armies hold 3rd Corps Commander-level talks in Chushul
  • New satellite images from Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Pangong Tso area shows China has expanded its heliport located 21.3 km northeast from the Line of Actual Control (LAC)
Amid rising tensions between India and China at the Line of Actual Control have led to build-up by defence forces of both the countries. The top Indian and Chinese military delegations are set to meet today for the third time in Chushul in Leh district, according to reports.

Here are the latest news updates from India-China Ladakh face-off

India-China 3rd military-level meet underway at Chushul

Corps Commander-level meeting between Indian Army and China's PLA has started in Chushul to resolve the ongoing dispute between Indian and China along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh area, Indian Army sources told ANI.

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Commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps, Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, and Major General Liu Lin, commander of the South Xinjiang military region, are leading their sides in the talks.


India deploys T-90 tanks in Galwan Valley

India deployed six T-90 missile-firing tanks, and top-of-the-line shoulder-fired anti-tank missile systems in the Galwan Valley, today, according to a report from Hindustan Times.

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This came after the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) added more armoured personnel carriers and troop tents on the river bed. Indian Army has added infantry combat vehicles along with 155mm howitzers, all along 1597 km long LAC in East Ladakh with two tank regiments deployed in Chushul sector to repel any aggressive plans.

LAC satellite images show helipad expansion by China

New satellite images from Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Pangong Tso area shows China has expanded its heliport located 21.3 km northeast from the Line of Actual Control (LAC), according to a TOI report.

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The latest satellite images accessed by TOI also shows that China has revamped another old helibase and new infrastructure has been added. China’sChina’s helibase is located in Pishan County, Hotan in Xinjiang, 176 kilometres north of Galwan valley.

The new images were taken on June 22 this year. However, defence experts told TOI, that India, with two helipads closer to LAC, has more advantage than China. The two Indian helipads were built in 2017 and are right next to an ITBP camp.

“To fly a combat chopper in narrow valleys like these is not easy, but they will have to be used for reconnaissance, logistics supplies and casualty evacuation on the frontline which gives an advantage to India as our helipads are closer to LAC,” said former 15 Corps commander Lt Gen Satish Dua (retd) while speaking on the use of helipads in such areas.

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Chinese PLA inscribe massive Mandarin Symbol and a map of China in the disputed territory in Pangong

In a claim to the disputed territory along the Line of Actual Control, the Chinese military have inscribed a massive Mandarin symbol and map of China onto the ground they occupy.

The inscriptions between 'Finger 4' and 'Finger 5' is approximately 81 metres in length and 25 metres in breadth and quite clear enough to be spotted by passing imagery satellites.

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Earlier, the overall commander of Chinese forces in Tibet, Wang Hajiang was photographed repainting the character of 'China' in a frontier position along the India-China boundary.

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