China steps up surveillance along strategic lake with patrol boat, camera network
China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has developed and deployed a new type of non-metallic patrol boat on the Pangong lake that falls between Ladakh in India and Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to strengthen its border forces.
It has also built a surveillance camera network and is planning to deploy a satellite early-warning monitoring system in some border areas, state media reports said.
It was near the strategic Pangong lake, located at a height of more than 4,250 metres near the disputed border between the two countries, that Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed last August over allegations of territorial intrusions.
The area has a history of confrontation between border troops of the two countries