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China steps up surveillance along strategic lake with patrol boat, camera network

Apr 09, 2018 20:06 IST
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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