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The Radcliffe Line demarcates India's borders with which of the following countries?
1. Bhutan
2. Germany
3. Pakistan
4. China

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Pakistan

The correct answer is Pakistan.

  • The Radcliffe Line demarcates India's borders with Pakistan.

  • On 17 August 1947, the borderline that separated India from Pakistan, known as the Radcliffe Line was revealed.
  • The Radcliffe line is spread through the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat to the international border in Jammu in Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Dividing India and Pakistan into two different countries.
  • Radcliffe divided India into three halves:
    • West Pakistan.
    • East Pakistan.
    • India. 
  • On this day, the line demarcating India from the newly formed Pakistan after partition was published.
  • It was named after the chairman of the Border Commission, Sir Cyril Radcliffe.
    • He was a lawyer from England who had no previous knowledge or experience with cartography.
  • This borderline is today the international boundary between India and Pakistan on the western side and between India and Bangladesh on the eastern side. Before independence, it was decided to partition India into India and Pakistan for the Hindu and Muslim communities respectively.

Name of Lines/Boundaries Between Features/ Description
McMahon Line China and India

It was drawn by Sir Henry McMahon in consultation with Tibetan representatives in 1914.

China disputes the legal status of this line but it is the de facto border between India and China.

Durand Line Pakistan and Afghanistan

Delimited by Sir Mortimer Durand with the agreement of the erstwhile Amir of Afghanistan in 1893.

Present-day Afghanistan does not recognize the Durand line.

Hindenburg Line Poland and Germany

It was a German Defensive line in French territory during World War I.

It was rendered irrelevant by the treaty of Versailles in 1919.

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