Chushul

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This article is about the valley in Ladakh. For the town in the Lhasa Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, see Qüxü.
Chushul
city
Chushul is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Chushul
Chushul
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°33′22″N 78°43′19″E / 33.556°N 78.722°E / 33.556; 78.722Coordinates: 33°33′22″N 78°43′19″E / 33.556°N 78.722°E / 33.556; 78.722
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Leh
Languages
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Chushul is a valley in Ladakh, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.[1]

Chushul Airport[edit]

Chushul has an Advanced Landing Ground airstrip that was used in the Sino-Indian War.[2]

Location[edit]

It is close to Rezang La and Panggong Lake at a height of 4360 metres.

Administration[edit]

The Chushul village was the block headwaters of Chanthhang block of Ladakh district prior to the 1962 war with china.

Indo-China Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) Point[edit]

Chushul is one of the four officially agreed BPM (Border Personnel Meeting) point between Indian Army and People's Liberation Army of China for regular consultations and interactions between the two armies, which helps in defusing face-offs. The four BPM are: Chushul in Ladakh, Nathu La in Sikkim, Bum La Pass in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh and Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand close to Qiang.[3]

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