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Indian sources have accused China of using the current talks that are designed to deescalate the situation as a way of buying time so they can increase their defensive position at the LAC, or line of actual control. Reports from Indian observers, that have been corroborated by satellite imagery, reveal that Beijing has ordered the construction of a helipad and numerous bunkers and also deployed large numbers of troops to the area. An outraged New Delhi has protested that this is in direct violation of bilateral agreements between each side.
A significant bilateral agreement from 1993 saw both sides agree to limit the build-up of military infrastructure at the border.
Anurag Srivastava the Indian foreign ministry spokesman said: “At the heart of the matter is that since early May, the Chinese side had been amassing a large contingent of troops and armaments along the LAC.”