Khurnak Fort

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Khurnak Fort
China India western border 88.jpg
Map showing Khurnak fort in Aksai Chin
Coordinates 33°45′58″N 79°00′00″E / 33.766°N 79°E / 33.766; 79Coordinates: 33°45′58″N 79°00′00″E / 33.766°N 79°E / 33.766; 79
Elevation 4257 meters
Country China
Region Tibet
Khurnak Fort is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Khurnak Fort
Location of Khurnak Fort

The Khurnak Fort is a ruined fort in western Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is in the disputed Aksai Chin region claimed by India.

The boundary between India and China was considered to be at the Khurnak Fort and Indian forces visited it from time to time and had a post there.[1] China has controlled the Khurnak Fort since July 1958, according to most sources.[1][2][3][4][5] However two sources give earlier dates for establishment of Chinese control: June 1958[6] and the early 1950s. [7]

The fort lies close to the northern bank of the Pangong Tso and has an elevation of 4257 meters above sea level.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pg. 74, La Question de la frontière Sino-Indienne, 1967
  2. ^ Gonon, Emmanuel (2011). Marches et frontières dans les Himalayas. Presses Universite Du Quebec. p. 206. ISBN 2760527034. 
  3. ^ N. Jayapalan. Foreign Policy of India. p. 206. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  4. ^ K. V. Krishna Rao. Prepare Or Perish: A Study of National Security. p. 75. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  5. ^ M. L. Sali. India-China Border Dispute: A Case Study of the Eastern Sector. p. 82. Retrieved 32 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Praveen Swami. "China’s Ladakh intrusion: Two maps tell this dangerous story". Firstpost. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Mohan Guruswamy. "No longer a Great Game". Centre for Policy Alternatives, India. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Khurnak Fort". Retrieved 29 August 2013.