J&K acceded to the Dominion of India after the Instrument of Accession was signed by Maharaja Hari Singh, the ruler of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, on 26 October 1947. Article 370 of the Indian Constitution provided that only Articles 1 and 370 itself would apply to J&K.
What is Article 370 Upsc?
Article 370 is a constitutional provision that gave Jammu and Kashmir its special status. The provision was incorporated in Part XXI of the Constitution: Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions.
Is Pangong lake occupied by China?
Pangong Tso is in disputed territory. The Line of Actual Control passes through the lake. A section of the lake approximately 20 km east from the Line of Actual Control is controlled by China but claimed by India. The eastern end of the lake is in Tibet.
Can you swim in Pangong Lake?
Pangong is a salt water lake and that salt water entered all the wrong places. Lakes in Ladakh are not for bathing or swimming. Water is freezing cold and before you even know it, your entire body will go numb. Even washing your face with water that cold will cause the famous “Ice cream headache”.
Why is China pulling back?
India and China have completed the pull-back of troops from part of their disputed Himalayan border, a joint statement issued by the Indian defence ministry says. Both sides say they will work to cut tensions on other parts of the border, or Line of Actual Control.
Is galwan valley occupied by China?
Satellite images indicate that China has occupied 423 metres of Indian territory in the Galwan Valley. New Delhi: China’s forces in the Galwan Valley have intruded 423 metres into Indian territory, an incursion which seems to be well ahead of Beijing’s own 1960 Claim Line in the region.
Who controls galwan Valley now?
What exactly happened in galwan?
The first attempt last month ended in a bloody clash near the Y Junction in Galwan on 15 June, leading to the death of 20 Indian soldiers and undisclosed casualties on the Chinese side. The social media posts sharing the 1962 news report sought to draw a parallel with the latest border standoff.