India and Bangladesh border

MAR 11

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Why in News?

  • According to the recent government data, there has been no unusual increase in apprehension of illegal infiltrators along the Bangladesh border in 2019 compared to the trend observed in the past six years.

About India and Bangladesh border

  • Bangladesh and India share a 4,156-kilometre-long international border, the fifth-longest land border in the world.
  • This includes 262 km in Assam, 856 km in Tripura, 180 km in Mizoram, 443 km in Meghalaya, and 2,217 km in West Bengal.

Prelims Question

Q.Arrange the following states in the ascending order of the length of border they share with Bangladesh:
1.WestBengal
2.Meghalaya
3.Tripura
4.Assam
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a)1,2,3,4
b)4,1,2,3
c)1,3,2,4
d)1,4,3,2

Answer to the Prelims Question