South Asia and Beyond

Making Sense of Ladakh: Terrain, People and Location

NEW DELHI: Before May this year, Ladakh was more popular among bikers and tourists. A high altitude desert, Ladakh’s stark beauty with its vast open spaces, pristine blue skies and spectacular water bodies like Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri, attracted tourists from all over the country and abroad, especially after the climax of the popular film 3 Idiots was filmed there. but since early May, it is now a focus of the world’s attention for a completely different reason: Neighbours India and China are engaged in a bitter and tense military standoff raising the spectre of an armed conflict. Suddenly names like DBO, Depsang, Galwan, Demchok, Chushul are on everybody’s lips. What exactly is the problem? At StratNews Global, we have consistently brought you updates on the military standoff. In this episode of Simply Nitin, Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale tries to simplify the terrain, the location and the people for our viewers.

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