OSINT from Satellite images

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Pink road = DSDBO

Orange road = a new blacktopped road as an alternate road from TACHQ to DBO. Probably to provide depth. The road is along Chip Chap river which enters India at DBO

Maroon Road = New road which is NOT blacktopped. Probably mostly a patrol route/ mule track. But seems to be BMP/Tank road as a wild guess from me

Bottommost Orange Road = Alternate Sasoma - Saser La - Murgo Road incase Galwan is interdicted

Blue river = Shyok

Light Blue / Cyan River = Chip Chap (enters Indian side at DBO)


A few samples of road condition

Orange road = a new blacktopped road as an alternate road from TACHQ to DBO. Probably to provide depth. The road is along Chip Chap river which enters India at DBO
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Maroon Road = New road which is NOT blacktopped. Probably mostly a patrol route/ mule track. But seems to be BMP/Tank road as a wild guess from me
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We zoom to the point where Shyok river (Blue) meets Chip Chap river (Cyan)

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See the below 2 images of the confulence (of Shyok and Chip Chap steam)
The big grey land is Shyok river. Smaller stream is ChipChap

No road outline in 2019
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A faint white outline of road is visible in August 2020 (poor quality planetlab image)
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We now zoom into the Sasoma- Saser La - Murgo road (Orange Road)

A small short Brown offshoot road can be seen

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You can makethe road outline and a bridge. The bridge seems to be a foot bridge (NOT vehicle bridge)
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Probably we are making a parallel road from Murgo to DSDBO via Shyok River.

The road will be along Shyok river from the foot bridge(south end) to the confluence point(north end)
This road will then join the top orange road.
So the bottom orange road will be connected to the top orange road via Shyok river
People with access to better satellite imagery may confirm.

Coordinates of foot bridge : 35° 4'45.27"N 77°46'17.72"E

Coordinates of confluence point : 35°16'30.68"N 77°44'34.60"E
 

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Did the Chinese leave back their tents/housing intact after vacating Doklam?
The place is littered with housing and possible equipment and possible vehicles


27°17'44.73"N 88°54'52.17"E

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2018 : No Blue structure
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2019 : Blue structure ( 27°18'36.53"N 88°57'37.66"E) comes up. Road seems better
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2018: status (wasnt august 2017 the end of the standoff? I see a dozen trucks parked on top left)
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2019 : New things which look like vehicle visible now near housing. And other changes visible
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There doesnt seem to be any road from Bhutanese side. So they cant bring trucks

The Chinese have left structures intact. Both their roads still have access. No roadblocs or destruction of road.
 

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Tanmay, where is the LAC in the map you provided( in the message before the above one)
 

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We now zoom into the Sasoma- Saser La - Murgo road (Orange Road)

A small short Brown offshoot road can be seen

View attachment 55348

You can makethe road outline and a bridge. The bridge seems to be a foot bridge (NOT vehicle bridge)
View attachment 55349


Probably we are making a parallel road from Murgo to DSDBO via Shyok River.

The road will be along Shyok river from the foot bridge(south end) to the confluence point(north end)
This road will then join the top orange road.
So the bottom orange road will be connected to the top orange road via Shyok river
People with access to better satellite imagery may confirm.

Coordinates of foot bridge : 35° 4'45.27"N 77°46'17.72"E

Coordinates of confluence point : 35°16'30.68"N 77°44'34.60"E
the photo in the post here DOES NOT have any LAC shown, as you can see from the above post that the LAC is 30km away from this part of Shyok river

See the yellow lie between the area I described and the LAC. 30 km approx
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Skardu airbase. looks like a Giraffe radar behind the jet

At 31 second onwards

Cant make out exact spot of radar
35°21'6.86"N 75°31'57.25"E
 

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@sayareakd @DFIlite Does this look like a Command and Control centre ? Or a normal building

32°35'5.11"N 71°33'7.82"E

Pakistan- Near Mianwali airbase

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Pakis made a new airbase and built HAS for it. While Phalodi and north eastern airbases remain without HAS :(
Not to mention Sukhois dont fit in existing HAS

wonder if IAF would have rejected Sukhois because they dont fit in HAS, like Arjuns dont fit on older bridges and logistics :p

 

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Well a leak from our side is of great importance for our understanding.

1) Google Earth and Google Maps dont depict LAC. At most they show claim lines
2) Detresfa/Iyerr, Lt.Gen Panag, Trishul --- all showed wrong interpretation of Finger areas and LAC



Most interesting stuff. If red is Chinese Claim line, How is the "Chinese road turning point " outside the Chinese claim line. Also our own map has LAC marked differently as PINK line(approx). So LAC itself is outside chinese claim line(Chinese claim line as per google earth) ????
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P.S. My marking of Helmet top and Black Top may be incorrect/approximate


So this numbering of fingers by detresfa and Iyer is surely wrong


Even Lt.Gen Panag seems wrong wrt finger 4. But he is correct about the fact that finger 8 is LAC and all fingers to the west of Sirijap


Even Trishul is wrong
 
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Well a leak from our side is of great importance for our understanding.

1) Google Earth and Google Maps dont depict LAC. At most they show claim lines
2) Detresfa/Iyerr, Lt.Gen Panag, Trishul --- all showed wrong interpretation of Finger areas and LAC



Most interesting stuff. If red is Chinese Claim line, How is the "Chinese road turning point " outside the Chinese claim line. Also our own map has LAC marked differently as PINK line(approx). So LAC itself is outside chinese claim line(Chinese claim line as per google earth) ????
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P.S. My marking of Helmet top and Black Top may be incorrect/approximate


So this numbering of fingers by detresfa and Iyer is surely wrong


Even Lt.Gen Panag seems wrong wrt finger 4. But he is correct about the fact that finger 8 is LAC and all fingers to the west of Sirijap


Even Trishul is wrong
Google maps are local maps and each country can ask google to show there representation of maps. You can also say that tech giants can shape opinion too.

Take the case of Libya and Venezuela. These tech giants are known to work with CIA, FBI to push there agenda. No wonder Chinese threw out google from there country.
 

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According to government sources, the heights include the Rezang La and Reqin La, both dominating the Spanggur Gap and covering Patrol Points 27 to 31. They also include the dominating heights of Black Top, Hanan, Helmet, Gurung Hill, Gorkha Hill and Magar Hill among others.

PP 27 seems to be marked in above image
 

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