Aksai Chin

Mar 2019
1,171
KL
#2
it belonged to tibet, it may have been previously belonged to indians or indian influenced people before it was over ran by tibetans after their expansion. sikh empire took away aksai chin and annexed it to their khalsa.

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#3
Aksai Chin is actually a desolate desert area that had historically never been demarcated. It had no permanent inhabitants, although nomads did occasionally cross it. Both Tibet and Kashmir considered it to be their territory, though because of its isolation, neither country ever really tried to do anything with it. China inherited the Tibetan claim, and India inherited the Kashmiri claim. In the late 1950s, China built a road across it to connect its regions of Tibet and Sinkiang. A few years later, India became aware of the road, and claimed that it had been built on their territory. Both nations sent troops to the area, and in 1962 they fought a short, limited war in the Aksai Chin. Eventually a truce was declared, with China retaining control.

China has controlled the area ever since, and they may have constructed a few small villages and military posts along the road they'd built. I think that both nations still maintain their claims to the area. Looking at a map, it would seem that the Chinese claim has more validity. It does connect their Tibetan and Sinkiang regions. From India's perspective, it's just a remote outlying area that leads nowhere.
 
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Aupmanyav

Ad Honorem
Jun 2014
5,298
New Delhi, India
#4
China has controlled the area ever since, and they may have constructed a few small villages and military posts along the road they'd built. I think that both nations still maintain their claims to the area. Looking at a map, it would seem that the Chinese claim has more validity. It does connect their Tibetan and Sinkiang regions. From India's perspective, it's just a remote outlying area that leads nowhere.
It was a no man's land (whatever treasures may be hidden in it), China occupied it and that is the end of the story. Validity depends on military equations (example: South Chin Sea), and India is not particularly interested.
 

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