How many Indian States have International Boundaries?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 14th, 2023

17 Indian states have international boundaries. India shares maritime borders with the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia, as well as land borders with Bangladesh, China, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, and Afghanistan. India has a 7,516.6 km coastline, including island territories, and 15,106.7 km of land borders India’s borders largely follow geographically and historically established lines that cut through marshes, plains, mountains, and densely forested areas.

Indian States with International Boundaries

An international boundary denotes the separation of two distinct nations. The 3323 km long international border separating India and Pakistan, for example, is known as the India-Pakistan border. An international model line separates two distinct nations and also delineates their respective physical borders.

The land borders of India stretch for 15106.7 kilometers and pass through 17 states, 92 districts, and union territories. International borders can be found in the following countries:

Country States and Union Territories Having International Boundaries
Pakistan J&K, Ladakh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat
Nepal Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim
China Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh
Afghanistan Ladakh (POK region)
Myanmar Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram
Bangladesh West Bengal, Meghalaya, Assam
Bhutan Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

Our border security forces remain stationed in these locations, and their job is to protect the Indian borders. Undoubtedly, they are heavily armed to combat tough situations.

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