China–India border dispute

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This map shows the entire disputed length of the frontier.

The China–India border dispute is about several territories that are claimed by both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of India. The farthest west, Aksai Chin, is part of another dispute involving Pakistan. It is claimed by the Government of India but is controlled by China. They consider it part of the region of Xinjiang. It is place where very few people live. The other large disputed territory is to the east. It is south of the McMahon Line. It used to be called the North East Frontier Agency. It is now called South Tibet. The McMahon Line was part of the 1914 Simla Convention between British India and Tibet. China rejected the agreement.[1]

Disputes along the Himalayan border[change | change source]

Former Kingdom of Sikkim[change | change source]

In 1975 India annexed the territory of Sikkim. This was rejected by China. Today, the Sikkim-China border's most northern point, "The Finger", is still disputed.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Calvin, James Barnard (April 1984). "The China-India Border War". Marine Corps Command and Staff College. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/1984/CJB.htm. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  2. Sudha Ramachandran, "China toys with India's border", Asia Times Online, 27 June 2008.