Saturday, September 25, 2021

Despite claims of peaceful resolutions, India-China border dispute continues to escalate

Since the clash that took place last week, both parties have strengthened their military capabilities in the region of Ladakh.

Satellite images provided by tech-company Maxar showed both nations building new infrastructures along the border.

The pictures clearly pointed out new tents, bunkers and storage units for military devices that were not displayed in May. It was reported that the People’s Liberation Army has also increased the amount of drills they perform in comparison to the previous month.

These practices occurred away from the disputed area. In contrast, Indian military forces have as well staged more exercises but in territories closer to the conflict zone.

These images came at the same time as both Foreign ministries released statements indicating their desires to disengage in the region and resolve the matter with peace.

Sophie Velloso
Sophie Velloso is studying International Relations at Richmond the American International University in London. She is focusing her studies in the areas of transnational public affairs. She has an interest in geopolitics, international security, and sustainable development.