Which States/ Union Territories Share Boundaries with China?

Map of India Showing States and Union Territories which Share Boundaries with China
Map of India depicting States and Union Territories which share boundary with China

India, in total, shares land borders with 6 sovereign countries. China is one of those.

Below are the Indian States and Union Territories which share boundaries with China.

1. Ladakh

The Union Territory of Ladakh is mostly located in the Himalayan mountains.

2. Himachal Pradesh

The state touches China in the east. It is surrounded by other Indian states like Uttar Pradesh in the south, Uttarakhand in the southeast, Haryana in the southwest, Punjab in the west, and Jammu and Kashmir in the north. The state’s name is itself coined by one of its proficient Sanskrit scholars, Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma.

3. Uttarakhand

This is one state which is a part of north-central, northern, and central India. It borders China in the north, Nepal in the east, Himachal Pradesh in the north-west and west, Uttar Pradesh in the south, and Haryana in the south-western corner. Due to plenty of pilgrimage centres and Hindu temples there, the state is also referred to as Devabhumi, meaning the land of Gods. On 9 November 2000, it became an independent state.

4. Sikkim

This northeastern state touches China in the north. Sikkim mainly shares a border with other countries and with just 1 state of the country, i.e West Bengal. It borders Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east. The state is known for its biodiversity. This second smallest state in India is about a third enveloped by the Khangchendzonga National Park.

5. Arunachal Pradesh

This state is the most northeastern one of the country. China and Arunachal Pradesh share a border, which is called McMahon Line. Also, the Republic of China claims a large part of the state. It is even referred to as “South Tibet” by the People’s Republic of China. The state also borders Bhutan, Myanmar, Assam, and Nagaland.

Related Link:

Brief History of Indo-China Border Dispute

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