The peculiar case of Ladakh’s eastern boundary
Chinese Foreign Minister is in India and is expected to meet External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. The changed global geopolitical situation is a good time to focus on the peculiar case of Ladakh’s eastern boundary and the unnecessary ongoing conflict.
Different Treaties and Its Impact
- Treaty of Timosgang - Ladakh emerged as a distinct entity with the Treaty of Timosgang in 1684. This treaty established relations between Leh and Lhasa through trade exchanges.
- Treaty of Chushul -With the Treaty of Chushul in 1842, Ladakh and Tibet agreed to maintain the status quo.
- Treaty of Amritsar - The Treaty of Amritsar in 1846 between the East India Company and the State of Kashmir included Ladakh with its eastern boundary undefined, and the focus remained pashmina trade for making shawls.