EXTRACT OF TREATY BETWEEN TIBET AND LADAKH, 1683

This treaty terminated the war mentioned above. Its conditions are summarized by Professor Petech and included the cession to Tibet of the Province of Ngari, commercial stipulations mainly connected with the important trade in wool, and the dispatch to Lhasa every second year of a sort of tribute mission. This liability was taken over by Kashmir when that State annexed Ladakh in 1842, and continued to be discharged down to 1950. The mission was known as the Lopchak. The frontier between Ladakh and Tibet was fixed at ‘the Lhari stream at Demchok’