Three years after the violent clash between Indian and Chinese forces in Galwan, both countries ramp up infrastructure on the north bank of Pangong Tso.
About Pangong Tso lake:
- It is one of the most famous lake in Leh Ladakh, derives its name from the Tibetan word, “Pangong Tso”, which means “high grassland lake”.
- It is also known as Pangong Lake which is a long narrow, endorheic (landlocked) lake situated at a height of more than 14,000 ft (4,350 meters) in the Ladakh Himalayas.
- It is the world's highest saltwater lake.
- India holds one-third of the 135 km-long boomerang-shaped Pangong lake.
- One-third of the Pangong Lake lies in India and the other two-thirds in China.
- It is also known to change colors, appearing blue, green, and red at different times.
Q1) What is endorheic lake?
An endorheic lake is a type of lake that does not have an outlet to a river or ocean. Instead, water in an endorheic lake remains within its basin, either through evaporation or seepage into the ground. As a result, endorheic lakes tend to have high salinity or mineral content since the water does not flow out, allowing minerals to accumulate over time.