Ophiolite Around the Indian Plate Margin

  • Naresh Chandra Ghose
  • Nilanjan Chatterjee
  • Fareeduddin


Ophiolite and ophiolitic rocks were emplaced along the western, northern and eastern margins of the Indian plate during the northward movement of the Indian plate and the collision of the Indian continental block first with intra-oceanic island arcs within the Neotethys, and then with the Helmand and Kabul continental blocks to the west (Tapponnier et al. 1981), the Asian continental block to the north (Gansser 1964) and the Myanmar continental block to the east (Mitchell 1993)


Suture Zone Kink Band Main Boundary Thrust Ophiolitic Rock Undulatory Extinction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naresh Chandra Ghose
    • 1
  • Nilanjan Chatterjee
    • 2
  • Fareeduddin
    • 3
  1. 1.Geological Society of IndiaBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.PPOD Division, SRGeological Survey of IndiaBengaluruIndia

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