China constructing bridge on pangong lake

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  • Continuing with infrastructure build-up on its side of the area near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, China is building a new bridge on Pangong Tso.
  • However, the construction of the bridge is taking place in China and is 25 to 30 kilometers away from India’s claim of Line of Actual Control.
  • The bridge connects the North and South banks of the lake which will provide an additional axis to deploy troops faster and closer to the LAC.

Pangong Tso, an endorheic lake, is 135 km long, of which more than two-thirds is under Chinese control. Khurnak Fort, close to where China is building the new bridge, is near the halfway mark of the boomerang-shaped lake. Historically a part of India, Khurnak Fort has been under Chinese control since 1958. From Khurnak Fort, the LAC is considerably west, with India claiming it at Finger 8 and China claiming it at Finger 4

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