Which Neighbouring Country of India is an Island?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

India has two neighbouring island countries – Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Sri Lanka and the Maldives are both situated in the Indian Ocean. While the shortest distance between India and Sri Lanka is only 54.8 km, the Maldives are about 750 km away from mainland India. The cultural interaction between the two countries and India is significant, and both maintain good socio-cultural, economic, and military relations with India.

The Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait separate Sri Lanka from the Indian subcontinent. To know more about the neighbouring island countries of India, read the information given below.

Two Neighbouring Island Countries of India

Sri Lanka and the Maldives are India’s two neighbouring island countries. Sri Lanka is divided from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait. The Maldives also shares a maritime border with India. The distance between India and Sri Lanka can be covered in a 2 hour, 22 minutes flight, and it takes around 4 hours to reach the Maldives from India.

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