Ladakh: Continuing with the infrastructure build-up close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh on their side, China is building a new bridge on Pangong Tso, which will provide an additional axis to mobilise its troops faster between the north and south banks of the lake.
The bridge is being constructed more than 20 km east of Finger 8 on the north bank of the lake, which according to India is where the LAC passes through. The bridge is just east of Khurnak Fort, where China has major frontier defence bases, in Rutong Country.
As regards reports about a bridge being made by the Chinese side on the Pangong lake, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said the government has been monitoring this activity closely.
“This bridge is being constructed in areas that have been under illegal occupation by China for around 60 years now. As you are well aware, India has never accepted such illegal occupation,” he said. (The Indian Express)