The road pattern at the LAC near DBO/Depsang plain is as follows. There are two roads that run for a few km parallel to the LAC. One is a big lollipop loop in the south and the northern one is a T. The "T" roads that the Chinese have here and elsewhere at the LAC have a characteristic loop at the end to allow patroling vehicles to do a U-turn and retuen to patrol up the other way. Here is an enlargement of the southern end of the T road in the above image. The road is about 5-6 meters wide To my mind this pattern of roads at the LAC indicate the following things 1. The fact that it runs parallel to the LAC appears like a de facto acceptance of the LAC as it is. 2. The Chinese keep a close watch on the LAC by patrolling in vehicles. I wonder if the drivers have oxygen bottles while they patrol. I have read that O2 bottles are provided for some patrols. That is good for soldier's comfort, but it only delays acclimatization 3. If the parallel roads are a de facto acceptance of the LAC, then the 18 km provocation westwards on the Depsang plain mean that the Chinese are constantly on the lookout to extend their territory and will simply move across if they feel an area is unattended - somewhat like a Kargil intrusion. IOW they cannot be trusted.