Publish Date:01-11-2019 09:55:23
Aksai Chin is a disputed border area between China and India since 1950s. India claims that China has occupied approximately 38,000 sq. kms. area of Jammu Kashmir by constructing a road connecting Tibet and Xinjiang around 1957. This development lead to Indo-China war of 1962. India claims that invaded area is part of the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Aksai Chin is mainly a part of Hotan County in Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China. Aksai Chin is a southwestward extension of the Plateau of Tibet. India claims Aksai Chin as a part of the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Aksai Chin is a huge desert of Salt Flat located at the altitude of about 5,000 meters above sea level. Its area is about 37,244 square kilometers.
This large area of the North Eastern part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been under Chinese occupation since 1950s. China has administratively made it a part of the Kargilic district of Xinjiang Province.
Aksai Chin consists of barren, high, isolated and mostly uninhabitable plain bordered to the west and southwest by the Karakoram Range and to the north and northeast by the Kunlun Mountains.