India–Bangladesh Border Disputes, 1947–2015

  • Amit RanjanEmail author
Part of the South Asia Economic and Policy Studies book series (SAEP)


The Radclife Commission created a boundary between East and West Bengal. However many territories remained non-demarcated. The enclaves presented a confused picture where some of them were territorially belonging to one country while were under the sovereign rule of the other. A few sea border related issues too remain disputed. To address a few of their  border related issue Bagge tribunal was set up but it could not resolved many of the major disputes in East between India and Pakistan. After liberation of Bangladesh in 1971 India and Bangladesh promised to resolve their border related issues, however, it has taken forty one years for the two countries to accept the agreement on enclaves and adverse possessions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of South Asian StudiesNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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