China has once again proven that it cannot be trusted, it had held the 14th round of military commander level talks with India to maintain peace on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and resolve the standoff points in eastern Ladakh, but instead of resolving the dispute, it has once again raised conflict and tension. If reports are to be believed, it is now building a new structure on the Bhutan border.
According to a Reuters report, after analyzing new images obtained from satellite, it has been found that China is rapidly building more than 200 structures on the disputed Bhutan border. This work is being carried out at six places. It also has constructed a two storey building on the site. The report states that American data company HawkEye 360 has sent satellite images to Reuters. This company uses satellites to gather information about ground activities. These photos, analyzed by two other experts, have found China notorious again.
It has been reported that this construction work on the western border of Bhutan has been going on since the beginning of the year 2020. China has increased its pace to a great degree this year. There are probably some small structures built here to hold the equipment and supplies. The company's mission director Chris Biggers says that he thinks China wants to speed up construction work in the year 2022.
According to the report, Bhutan's Foreign Ministry has said that it will not discuss border-related issues publicly. The ministry refused to comment further on this. Experts and defence sources in India were quoted as saying that China intends to strengthen its claims through illegal construction on the disputed border. At the same time, China's Foreign Ministry says that it is building for the convenience of the local people. "It is part of China's sovereignty to carry out normal construction activities in its territory," the ministry said.
Let us inform you that in the year 2017, China was illegally building a road in Doklam bordering Bhutan, which was stopped by the Indian Army. Here there was a standoff between India and China for more than two months. The armies of both the countries engaged in combat. Later this confrontation was avoided after talks at diplomatic level. Right now there is contention between the two countries over many places in eastern Ladakh.