Published on: November 18, 2022

Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Tso Lake

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http://platosattache.com/pgxhtogrzm-4-20275-escorte_hedmark_norsk_porno/ The Army has deployed new landing docks and speedboats for patrolling on the Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, matching the Chinese deployments on the lake for border management 

Highlights

  • Deployment is the overall capability enhancement and infrastructure development taken up by India since the 2020 stand-off
  • It is to plug deficiencies and catch up with the Chinese build-up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

About Pangong Tso lake ?

  • Nature: Endorheic lake
  • Location : Eastern Ladakh and West Tibet
  • It is divided into five sublakes, called Pangong Tso, Tso Nyak, Rum Tso (twin lakes) and Nyak Tso.
  • Controlling countries: 50% in Tibet in China, 40% in Ladakh, India and the remaining 10% is disputed and is a de-facto buffer zone between India and China.
  • During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.
  • River: Indus
  • The brackish water of the lake has very low micro-vegetation
  • On the Indian side, an Inner Line Permit is required to visit the lake as it lies on the Sino-Indian Line of Actual Control