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Name the states which share their boundary with India's neighbours.

Last updated date: 14th Apr 2024
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MVSAT 2024
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Hint: - Countries with whom India shares its boundaries are almost located in North, northwest and northeast of it.
- These states have many mountainous passes and roads which join them with the country's neighbouring countries.

Complete Answer:
India has mostly natural and historically determined boundaries which pass through marshes, plains, mountains and thickly forested regions. Indian subcontinent in the countries that have a common border with India is Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Following are the states and countries which have a common frontier.
Country States and Union Territories
PakistanJ&K, Ladakh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat
AfghanistanLadakh (POK region)
ChinaLadakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh
NepalUttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim
BhutanSikkim, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
MyanmarArunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur,Mizoram
BangladeshWest Bengal, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram

India and Srilanka have a maritime boundary and a shallow water sea which is about 30 kilometres wide, known as Palk Strait, is located between these two countries. Due to their commerce, international ties, and peace, a nation's neighbouring countries are extremely significant. For the sake of peace and providing a secure environment for people, diplomatic ties should be preserved. China and Pakistan have been at war with India regularly. Measures have been taken to end the chance of another peace mishap.

- As per the official map of India, it shares a boundary with Afghanistan. But the Indo Afghan border, Durand line, lies in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) region which India considers as its territory. But it is not recognized by some countries such as Pakistan, China etc.
- The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) group responsible for assassinating Rajiv Gandhi who was the former Prime Minister of India, was controversial in Sri Lanka. Diplomatic links, however, have now taken a good path.
India shares the longest land frontier with Bangladesh with a length of about 4096.7 kilometers.