When you think of India’s international border with neighbouring countries, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Armed soldiers? Fences? Or maybe barbed wires?
Most of the time when you are in front of our international borders, the only indication that you get is a sign that says ‘Welcome to …’ or ‘Indian territory ends’.
The international border of India is the third largest in the world after China and Russia. Not just that, the borders of India are one of the most sensitive borders of the world along with extreme climatic conditions.
Through this article, I am presenting you some images of Indian borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
1. India-Pakistan International Borders
The border runs from the Line of Control (LoC) in the north to Wagah which partitions the Indian state of Punjab and Punjab province of Pakistan in the east. And in the west, India shares its border in Barmer Border in Rajasthan and Sir Creek Border in Gujarat.
(i) In Jammu & Kashmir, India shares its border with Pakistan in POK and Suchetgarh.
(ii) LOC (Line of Control)
(iii) This is the India-Pakistan Rajasthan border in the west.
(iv) Here’s how the Gujarat border of India-Pakistan looks like
(v) The evening flag lowering ceremony at the Wagah border.
(vi) One of the very few beautiful international boundaries visible after dark.
(vii) The border, floodlit for surveillance purposes, looks like this at night.
2. India-Myanmar International Borders
Four Northeast Indian states – Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur share their borders with Burma:
(i) Moreh in Manipur…
(ii) This is Champhai in Mizoram.
(iii) The two countries also meet at the hilly untamed region of Nagaland.
3. India-Nepal International Borders
Nepal shares its boundaries with India in Uttarakhand and Sikkim in the north-east. Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are the other two states where they share their borders.
(i) In Uttarakhand, the border is mainly used for trading and other commercial purposes.
(ii) There is one more border in Bihar.
(ii) …and in Uttar Pradesh too.
4. India-Sri Lanka International Borders
India and Sri Lanka form the shortest land border in the world. The length of the border between these two countries is 100 meters. Both the countries are joined by a narrow stretch of Adam’s Bridge.
5. India – China International Borders
India shares some of the most historic and famous borderlines with China which happen to be popular tourist destinations as well.
(i) First China meets India at Chumar, Ladakh.
(ii) ..then in the paradise of Himachal Pradesh.
(iii) Even in Uttarakhand, the two countries share the border area.
(iv) In Sikkim, they meet again at the Nathula Pass.
6. India-Bhutan International Borders
India shares a 699-km long border with one of the happiest countries in the world, Bhutan along Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
(i) First they meet at Sikkim.
(ii) Then at Bumthang, Arunachal Pradesh.
7. India-Bangladesh International Borders
The border between India and Bangladesh (4,096 Km) is the fifth-longest land border in the world. At first India meets Bangladesh at Kishanganj.
(i) After that, they meet at West Bengal.
(ii) Also, they share an international border in Meghalaya.
(iv) …and Tripura.
Jai Hind! 🙂