Did China build reinforced hangars on disputed islands?

Aug 10, 2016, 00:07 AM IST
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Satellite photographs taken in late July show that China may have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in disputed South China Sea islands, a Washington-based research group stated.

Reuters reported the pictures that were put together by Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

However, an editorial by the Global Times stated that India should ‘avoid unnecessary entanglement’ with China over the dispute of South China Sea during the upcoming visit of Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi.

Here are satellite images from the reports.

 

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Satellite image by CSIS shows construction on Mischief Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea. Reuters

Satellite image by CSIS shows construction on Mischief Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea. Reuters

Satellite image by CSIS shows construction on Mischief Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea. Reuters

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Satellite image by CSIS shows construction on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea. Reuters

Satellite image by CSIS shows construction on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea. Reuters

Satellite image by CSIS shows construction on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea. Reuters

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Reuters reported that the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims. Reuters

 Reuters reported that the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims. Reuters

 Reuters reported that the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims. Reuters

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The hangars on Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief Reefs in the Spratly islands have room for any fighter jet in the Chinese air force. Reuters

The hangars on Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief Reefs in the Spratly islands have room for any fighter jet in the Chinese air force. Reuters

The hangars on Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief Reefs in the Spratly islands have room for any fighter jet in the Chinese air force. Reuters

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Satellite image by CSIS shows aircraft hangars on Mischief Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea. Reuters

Satellite image by CSIS shows aircraft hangars on Mischief Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea. Reuters

Satellite image by CSIS shows aircraft hangars on Mischief Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea. Reuters

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Satellite image by CSIS shows aircraft hangars on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea

Satellite image by CSIS shows aircraft hangars on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea

Satellite image by CSIS shows aircraft hangars on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea. Reuters

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