India announces new Buddhist province 'Ladakh'
Government of India took steps to announce "Ladakh' in Jammu - Kashmir of North India as their latest province. This territory will henceforth be operating as India's only Buddhist province where over 70 Buddhists live.
In the meantime, China has reacted to this move saying that she still does not accept that Ladakh is aprovince as linked to Himalayan border adjoining China. Ladakh in fact is an area covering 59146 square kilometres with a population of 12.2 inhabitants. Foreign critics have expressed ideas that what prompted Indian prime minister Mody to name this territory was to use it as a strategy to evade China's influence in future.
It is understood that a large income is derived Ladakh tourist industry because it nevertheless is a famous location as a sacred place to Buddhists with many tourist sites and is popular for mountain-scaling too. After Mody named this province, prime minister Ranil in his Twitter account has expressed that as a Buddhist province, it is of significance to Sri Lanka too. The prime minister has further mentioned that he has also toured Ladakh province.