China cloud on Leh footfall


SRINAGAR
In the cold desert, it was minus 40,000 last year.

Tourist arrivals in Leh — not the mercury, just in case incredulous minds cry impossible — went down in 2013 for the first time in years, a fall officials blamed largely on Chinese incursions in the border areas.

Mohammad Shafi Lassu, executive councillor, tourism, Leh Autonomous Hill Development Council, said 1.4 lakh tourists, including some 32,000 foreigners, visited the Ladakh district last year, down 40,000 from the 1.8 lakh in 2012.

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