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Chalunka is a small village in the Shyok River valley, which was on the India-Pakistan border until 1971 when Indian army officer Chewang Rinchen raised the Nubra river valley guards from local men and captured considerable territory along the valley until they got near the village Turtuk where the present border is today.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Turtuk, a Promised Land Between Two Hostile Neighbours".
  2. ^ "An encounter with the 'king' of Turtuk, a border village near Gilgit-Baltistan".

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Coordinates: 34°49′N 76°57′E / 34.817°N 76.950°E / 34.817; 76.950