Spanggur Gap

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Spanggur Gap
Spanggur Gap is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Spanggur Gap
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Spanggur Gap is located in Tibet
Spanggur Gap
Location in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China
LocationIndia / China
Coordinates33°34′23″N 78°46′48″E / 33.573°N 78.78°E / 33.573; 78.78Coordinates: 33°34′23″N 78°46′48″E / 33.573°N 78.78°E / 33.573; 78.78

The Spanggur Gap (Chinese: 曼冬错山口; Hindi: स्पंगगुर गैप[1]) is a mountain pass on the Line of Actual Control between China and India. It is a gap in the mountains to the south of the Pangong Lake. To the east of the gap is the Spanggur Lake.

During the war of 1962 there were Indian posts in Spanggur Gap,[2][3][4] but India later withdrew from here in order to bolster defences of the nearby Indian village of Chushul.[5][6]


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