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This article is about the village in Ladakh. For the town in the Lhasa Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, see Qüxü.
Chushul is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Chushul is located in India
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
Tehsil Leh
Population (2011)
 • Total 949
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Census code 908

Chushul is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1] It is located in the Leh tehsil, in the area known as "Chushul Valley".


According to the 2011 census of India, Chushul has 148 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 61.47%.[2]

Demographics (2011 Census)[2]
Total Male Female
Population 949 489 460
Children aged below 6 years 121 69 52
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 945 489 456
Literates 509 315 194
Workers (all) 556 278 278
Main workers (total) 398 244 154
Main workers: Cultivators 197 130 67
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 18 12 6
Main workers: Household industry workers 25 14 11
Main workers: Other 158 88 70
Marginal workers (total) 158 34 124
Marginal workers: Cultivators 49 25 24
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 13 2 11
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 85 2 83
Marginal workers: Others 11 5 6
Non-workers 393 211 182

Chushul Airport[edit]

Chushul has an Advanced Landing Ground airstrip that was used in the Sino-Indian War.[3]


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


The Chushul village was the block headquarters 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 Changla.[4]


  1. ^ "Blockwise Village Amenity Directory" (PDF). Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Leh district census". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  3. ^ Photos on
  4. ^ Indian soldiers prevent Chinese troops from constructing road in Arunacha - Times of India