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India’s Neighbours

India’s position in South Asia is strategically very important. It has 28 states and 7 Union Territories.

Let us look at India’s neighbours one by one.

India's Neighbours

India and Her neighbours

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is situated near the southern tip of India in the Bay of Bengal. It is separated from India by a narrow channel of sea formed by the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar. Sri Lanka is an island nations.


Maldives is a island nations situated in the Arabian sea, to the south of the Lakshadeep Islands.

Pakistan and Afghanistan

India Shares its land boundaries with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the North west.


China, Nepal and Bhutan
China, Nepal and Bhutan are India’s neighbours in the north.


Myanmar and Bangladesh
India shares a common boundary with Myanmar and Bangladesh in the East
India has had strong geographical and historical links with her neighbours. India continues to a friendly neighbouring country, to this day.

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