The Hush Post: After Doklam, Chinese have been caught fishing in Bishing, Arunachal Pradesh. Chinese personnel were caught building roads in Bishing village near Mac Mohan line, Arunachal Pradesh.
Just as they were confronted by Indian troops, they ran and could not even collect their road building equipment including excavators. The construction was taking place just two kms away from the ITBP post. One of the excavators was destroyed by the locals. The closest place to to Bishing village is Tuting which is at a distance of 40 kms. Bishing is a panchayat located in the upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The reason the Chinese could go ahead with construction without anyone noticing is because of the extremely sparse population here, the total population of Bishing is just 121.
It is learnt that two brigades of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) – namely the 52 Mountain Brigade and 53 Mountain Brigade – are located in the town of Nyingchi in Mainling district. The rough area has mountains ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 metres, with most towns and villages located along the Brahmaputra, or Yarlung Tsangpo as the river is known on the Chinese side.
Google Earth satellite images from 14 November 2017 provide a startling insight into the Chinese infrastructure build-up in this remote area.
Several barracks and buildings have been built for the PLA over the past 2-4 years in the Nyingchi area. Recent satellite images show new constructions, near the Mainling airport.
There are five large C-shaped three-storey buildings, along with 16 big sheds to accommodate both tracked and wheeled vehicles. These garages and buildings could serve the needs of almost 2 mechanised brigades. The Nyingchi area can easily accommodate a division plus strength.