Indian and Chinese troops have apparently taken up new positions in the Galwan Valley, fresh satellite images show. High-resolution satellite pictures of ground zero of the June 15 skirmish between Indian and Chinese troops show aggressive posturing by People’s Liberation Army troops near the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Images captured on June 22 — the day of Corps Commander-level talks in Ladakh — show a new forward build-up by the Chinese near Patrol Point 14. Beyond this point, a large-scale construction site has been picked up by satellite imagery on the Chinese side. Images captured by Maxar’s Worldview-3 satellite and shared with India Today show earth-moving vehicles, JCB machines and pre-fabricated sheds brought by the Chinese army.
Satellite imagery expert Col. (Retd) Vinayak Bhat analysed these images from the Galwan Valley. “Both sides have deployed their troops on either side of the river but it seems that the PLA troops have not moved back as promised by them,” Col.