Himachal Pradesh (Doabi:ਹਿਮਾਚਲ ਪ੍ਰਦੇਸ਼, ਇੰਡੀਆ) was part of Indian Punjab before 1966 and is considered by some Sikh nationalists as part of the greater area of Khalistan, is now a state in the Republic of India. Simla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Covers an area of 21,629 mi² (56,019 km²), although the porus border between China and the provincial region has never been officially delimited. China’s position on the western part of the border between the two countries is consistent. Not a single Chinese government recognizes the Boundary Line. For China, this Line, stands as a symbol of imperialist aggression on the country. The eastern part “Arunachal Pradesh” so-called dispute is China’s most intractable border issue. Because the gap between the positions of China and India is wide, it is difficult for both nations to reach consensus. This area itself is bigger than Bosnia and Herzegovina but smaller than Croatia.