Shaksgam Valley


Recently, India Pakistan-occupied Kashmir In Chinese road construction in Shaksgam valley Opposed.

related facts

  • recent satellite images It has been revealed that the Chinese road was being constructed towards Aghil Pass, the construction of which started this month. Areas north of Siachen Glacier Towards starting again.
  • year 2018 It was reported that China had reclaimed approximately 5,163 square km in the Shaksgam Valley between September 2017 and February 2018. About 70 km in. A paved road was constructed.

Aghil Pass

  • It is in Karakoram North of Mount Godwin-Austen Located in.
  • it Ladakh is called Xinjiang of China Connects to the province.

Shaksgam Valley

  • location: Shaksgam Valley, a 'Trans-Karakoram' Path, a strategically important area, which is part of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). Pakistan handed it over to China in 1963, a year after the India-China war.
  • India's stance: It is a part of India's territory and India never accepted the so-called China-Pakistan Boundary Agreement of the year 1963, through which Pakistan attempted to illegally cede this area to China and has consistently expressed its disapproval. .

Siachen Glacier

  • Location: It is situated between China and Pakistan Indian Territory Is a part of. It is in the Himalayas Eastern Karakoram Range The point is located just north-east of NJ9842, where the LOC between India and Pakistan ends.
    • it located from north-west to south-east Is. It originates at the base of Indira Col West, a col (low point) on the Indira Ridge, at an altitude of 6,115 metres.
    • It is located just south of the Great Drainage Divide that separates the Eurasian Plate from the Indian Subcontinent in the largely glaciated portion of the Karakoram that is sometimes “Third Pole” is also called.
    • it Nubra River Is the place of origin.
  • Administered by: it Administration of India since 1984 (Operation Meghdoot) is under the.
  • Importance
    • it world's highest battlefield Is.
    • After Fedchenko Glacier in Tajikistan, it is the largest glacier in the world. The second longest glacier in the non-polar regions.
    • The 2020 standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh put control over Siachen in the hands of India. more important has made it.

  • Growing Concern: China along the Line of Actual Control, especially in eastern Ladakh Large scale manufacturing and deployment is, due to which Indian posts at Depsang and Daulat Beg Oldie is in danger.

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