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BORDERS WHERE DISPUTES LIE BETWEEN INDIA AND CHINA| GS ARTICLES

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>Since there is no mutually agreed border line of LAC, India considered it to be 3488 km long while china does so only 2000 km. The India-China borders can be sub-divided into three sectors:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>&bull;<b> Western Sector or Aksai Chin Sector</b>: The dispute is over the Johnson line proposed by the British government in 1860s that put Aksai Chin under the Indian region (Then princely state of Jammu and Kashmir) while Aksai Chin is claimed by the Chinese government post-1962 war as an autonomous part of Xinjiang region through McDonald Line</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>&bull; <b>Middle/Himachal-Uttarakhand Sector</b>: It is the least disputed area of the Indo-China border but the recent Doklam standoff and Nathu La Pass trading issues have again raised the concern in the sector.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>&bull; <b>Eastern Sector/Arunachal-Sikkim Sector</b>: McMahon Line is the bone of contention in the area which was accepted in the meeting of Representatives of China, India and Tibet which China refused to accept it in subsequent years. On the other hand, Tawang Tact (claimed by China) was taken over by India in 1951.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

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