Pir Panjal Range

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Pir Panjal Range from Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
Kashmir valley seen from satellite. Snow-capped Pir Panjal range is to the left of the image

The Pir Panjal Range (Kashmiri: Pīr Pantsāl) is a group of mountains in the Lesser Himalayan region. They runfrom east-southeast (ESE) to west-northwest (WNW). The range crosses the Indian territories of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and then Pakistan's Azad Kashmir. The average elevation varies from 1,400 m (4,600 ft) to 4,100 m (13,500 ft).[1] Pir Panjal is the largest range of the Lesser Himalayas. Near the bank of the Sutlej River, it seperates itself from the Himalayas and forms a divide between the Beas and Ravi rivers on one side and the Chenab on the other. The Galyat mountains are a part of this range. The region is connected to the Valley of Kashmir by Mughal Road. It used to be the historical connection of Kashmir with India.

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  1. "Home ministry chalks out plan to settle Kashmiri Pandits".