In a tweet, the Republican lawmaker said that the USA will not stand for unprovoked, premeditated military action for the objective of antagonising and intimidating peaceful nations into submission.
The images, from the U.S. satellite operator Maxar Technologies, were taken Monday, a week after what has been described as hand-to-hand fighting with sticks and clubs left at least 20 Indian troops dead.
Beijing has also sent reinforcements to the Spanggur Tso area that is beside the disputed Galwan valley region.
The 1960 Chinese Claim Line (CCL), in areas facing Daulat Baig Oldie, Depsang plains, Murgo and the Chip Chap river, stretches several kilometres west of the 1956 claim line, originally proposed by Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai at talks with India.
"At the heart of the matter is that since early May, the Chinese side has been amassing a large contingent of troops and armaments along the LAC". "The Chinese side needs to stop creating obstruction and hindrances in the normal patrolling patterns of the Indian troops".
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The valley, part of a region claimed as part of Xinjiang by China and Ladakh by India, is cold and inhospitable, draped in snow with temperatures around freezing, even in summer.
"Obviously, the Indian side had to undertake counter deployments and the resulting tension has thereafter expressed itself", he said. After senior military commanders held parleys this week, both sides have since agreed to disengage their troops on the disputed border.
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Mistry also defended the recent infrastructure projects taken up by India in Ladakh, which is also a point of contention between the two neighbours, stating that "India has always carried activities on the Indian side of the LAC". In addition, main battle tanks and artillery were deployed at the border, and Indian Air Force fighter jets regularly patrol the territory.
"A continuation of the current situation would only vitiate the atmosphere".
The MEA spokesperson said respecting and strictly observing the LAC is the basis for peace and tranquility in the border areas which was explicitly recognised in the 1993 and subsequent agreements.
Responding to the heightened Chinese presence last month, India also deployed a large number of troops along the LAC, Srivastava said, leading to face-offs in the Ladakh region of the western Himalayas.
"China has to stop the practice of transgressing and trying to erect structures on the Indian side of the LAC", he added.
When the October invasion happened, TOI reported that Chinese troops had come in "in all sectors of the Sino-Indian border" and had "shouted HindiChini bhai-bhai slogans in the wilderness of Thagla ridge... in the Namka Chu valley" hours before they'd intruded.
The meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) yesteday was a significant development, he said.