How Chinese incursion has hit Ladakh’s Pashmina makers

In far east Ladakh, high up the snow-clad Himalayas, at the border point with China, a nomadic tribe called Changpa have been rearing their livestock for ages, especially the Changras or the goats famous for its fine Pashmina or Cashmere wool.

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But the pastoralists in Changthang region have been hit by the recent Chinese incursion. Local leaders say that the Chinese troops have been constantly encroaching Indian territory or their pasture lands. In the wake of the clash between the armies of the two countries, there is concern raised over the future of Changpas and Pashmina wool.

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