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Chinese construction activities observed near Uttarakhand border

Amid border tension at eastern Ladakh, Chinese construction activities were observed near the border at Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand border

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Sep 2020 1:17 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: Amid border tension at eastern Ladakh, Chinese construction activities were observed near the border at Uttarakhand. "Hut-like structures on the Chinese side, very close to Tinkar-Lipu pass of Nepal, were observed," sources said on Wednesday.

"It was also found that China is engaged in construction activities in Chinese side of the General Area of Jojo village, Champa Maidan. The Jojo village is approximately seven to eight kilometres from Tinkar-Lipu pass of Nepal," said sources.

Indian security agencies are now keeping close watch on movements of Chinese People's Liberation Army troops near Uttarakhand borders touching Nepal.

With escalation in India and China border tension, Indian intelligence had flagged earlier that the Nepal government has directed its forces to "closely monitor" the activities of Indian Army at Lipulekh area.

Lipulekh is a tri-junction between India, Nepal and China situated atop the Kalapani Valley in Uttarakhand. (IANS)

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