China expands its alpine air base near Ladakh

China expands its alpine air base near Ladakh, where clashes have recently occurred on the border with India
Two photographs published by detresfa_ analyst from ShadowBreak Intl. Depict Ngari Gunsa Airport (ICAO: ZUAL) in Tibet, located at an altitude of 4274 m.

The first image is dated April 6, 2020

and the second – May 21, they show large-scale construction, including a second taxiway or aircraft parking area. In the third shot, the main area is visible in close-up, where there are 4 fighters (probably J-11 or J-16) of the PLA air force.

It seems that the Chinese are probing the ground before making yet another territorial claim.


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