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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Important Lines and Boundaries of Countries

Important Lines and Boundaries:

Durand Line : It is the line demarcating the boundaries of India and Afghanistan. It was drawn up in 1893 by Sir Mortimer Durand. India recognizes Durand Line but Afghanistan does not.

Hindenburg Line : It is the boundary dividing Germany and Poland. The German marched to this line in 1917 during World War I.

Maginot Line : A 320 km line of fortification build by France along its border with Germany before World War II, to protect against German attack.

Mannerheim Line : It is the line of fortification on the Russia-Finland border . Drawn by General Mannerheim.

McMohan Line  : Drawn by Sir Henry McMohan. It demarcates the frontier between India and China. China did not recognise this line and violated it in 1962.

Oder-Neisse Line : It is the border between Poland and Germany running along the Oder and Neisse rivers; adopted after the Poland Conference ( August 1945 ) after the World War II.

Radcliffe Line : Drawn up by Sir Cyril Radcliffe, this line demarcates the boundary between India and Pakistan.

Posted by: Vishal.Kalgutkar


  1. durand line is between pakistan and afghanistan, and not INDIA

  2. The Durand Line refers to the 2,640 kilometers long porous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. It was established after an 1893 agreement between Sir Mortimer Durand of British India and Afghan .