Ladakh villagers lost pasture in Pangong Tso

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Ladakh villagers lost pasture in Pangong Tso

Ladakh villagers, The south shore of Pangong Tso – one of two places from which a contingent of Indian and Chinese troops became a “no man’s land” for local herders in Chushul in eastern Ladakh in February, the adviser said. regional.

In a communication to Chashul’s adviser Konchok Stanzin, the defense ministry said that “due to the current operational situation in Ladakh, herders have been urged to restrict their movement of cattle.”

Ladakh villagers lost pasture in Pangong Tso
Ladakh villagers lost pasture in Pangong Tso

Mr. Stanzin told The Hindu that in April 2020 the areas around the foothills of Helmet Top, Black Top, and Gurung Hill were accessible to shepherds, but beyond that time.

Important for livestock

There are around 180 houses here and outside of them, around 60 depend on livestock for a living. Animals should be taken to these places to graze in winter as it is also the breeding season. If they don’t get good quality fodder, the cattle can die, ”Stanzin said.

He said he raised the issue with the Defense Ministry in January.

On April 2, he took Major General K. Narayanan received a response from the Joint Secretary (Army and TA) in Delhi, stating that “the non-extinction of the LAC [real line of control]” leads to a bad interpretation of the alignment on the ground by civilians, forcing Chinese Shepherds to inadvertently graze themselves. Also, due to the current exploitation situation in Ladakh, pastures have been urged to restrict the movement of their animals. ”

The dissolution at Pangong Tso (lake), where Indian and Chinese forces have clashed respectively on the northern and southern shores since June and August last year, was announced in Parliament by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on the 11th. February. February 1919 came to a single sticking point as a result of consensus – the north and south shore of Pangong after the 10th round of talks at the level of Corong commanders.

Location of shrinkage

This area is not often seen by Chinese pastures; The army should not set an example by forbidding Indian shepherds to visit these places. Before you know it, it can become a permanent system, to our great detriment, ”Stanzin said.

The 11th round of talks took place in Chushul on April 9. The talks aimed to work on a gradual divestment plan for other friction areas in eastern Ladakh – Gogra, Hot Springs, Depsang, and Demchok.

Statements released separately by India and China suggest that no concrete agreement has been reached for the disintegration of other friction areas.

As reported, from April 2020, Chinese troops intercepted Indian troops from at least 10 Patrol Points (PPS) from the Depsang Plains in the north to Pangong Tso (lake) in eastern Ladakh South. In all, there are over 65 PP from the Karakoram base in Chumar.

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