Kashmir

Ian Bach

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Karakash_River_in_the_Western_Kunlun_Shan,_seen_from_the_Tibet-Xinjiang_highway

Kashmir is highly contested territory. Most people know it as a great mountaineering location. My view why is it so fought over? Simple…….. Water…….. This is a place known as the roof of the world. Glaciers (Ice_ and Snow melt from this region supplys Western India and most of Pakistan with their water. ok so some other fun facts are:

Aksai Chin is a vast high-altitude desert of salt that reaches altitudes up to 5,000 metres (16,000 ft). Geographically part of the Tibetan Plateau, Aksai Chin is referred to as the Soda Plain. The region is almost uninhabited, and has no permanent settlements.

Kashmir Elevation Geology and geographic Map of

In the first half of the 1st millennium, the Kashmir region became an important centre of Hinduism and later of Buddhism; later still, in the ninth century, Kashmir Shaivism arose.[1] In 1349, Shah Mir became the first Muslim ruler of Kashmir, inaugurating the

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