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Last Updated: November 19, 2011  7,557 views

The real Map of India

in: International Affairs

india_map Today I am going to show you the real map of India. This is not the one which you found in your old geography and history books. But before this, I would like to give you some background. After getting the Independence from English rule, India and Pakistan fought their first war over Jammu and Kashmir in 1948. However due to intervention from United Nations, both agreed to a ceasefire. As a result of of this ceasefire, 1/3 of Kashmir went to Pakistan. After 1971 Indo-Pak war, under the terms of the Shimla agreement, the ceasefire line was renamed the Line of Control.

Now the situation is that both India and Pakistan claim Jammu and Kashmir as their integral part. However, according to BBC, India is ready to accept LOC as the international boundary but Pakistan is not ready to accept status quo in this controversial land.

India and Pakistan after 1948 ceasefire ::


In 1962 China attacked India in Akshai Chin region of Kashmir and easily defeated Indian troops and captured a big portion of India.


The Indian-controlled part of Jammu and Kashmir became a state in 1974. The parts of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan, Azad Kashmir and the Northern Areas, have anomalous status as administered territories. In 1963 China and Pakistan delimited a boundary and gave control of Shaksam Valley to China.

Current Position in Kashmir ::


This the current map of disputed areas of the region of Kashmir. India claims the entire erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir based on an instrument of accession signed in 1947. Pakistan claims all areas of the erstwhile state except for those claimed by China. China claims the Shaksam Valley and Aksai Chin.

India claims the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir but right now administers approximately 43% of the region, including most of Jammu, the Kashmir Valley, Ladakh, and the Siachen Glacier.

Pakistan controls approximately 37% of Kashmir, namely Azad Kashmir and the northern areas of Gilgit and Baltistan.

China controls 20% of Kashmir, including Aksai Chin, which it occupied following the brief Sino-Indian War of 1962, and the Trans-Karakoram Tract (also known as the Shaksam Valley), which was ceded by Pakistan in 1963.

India has officially stated that it believes that Kashmir is an integral part of India, though the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, stated after the 2010 Kashmir Unrest that his government is willing to grant autonomy within the purview of Indian constitution to Kashmir if there is consensus on this issue.

Pakistan says that Kashmir is a disputed territory whose final status must be determined by the people of Kashmir. China states that Aksai Chin is a part of China and does not recognize the addition of Aksai Chin to the Kashmir region. Certain Kashmiri independence groups believe that Kashmir should be independent of both India and Pakistan.

It is really sad for India that today territory equivalent to the size of Kerala State of India is under Chinese occupation and had recently even objected to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh. The state of Arunachal Pradesh is claimed by China as part of South Tibet.

So the real map of India is


Being an Indian, I would love to see great Indian republic as


But what’s the solution?

  • 1

    i am pakistani kashmire i don’t want to give kashmir to India.

    azad on November 21st, 2011
  • 2

    abe pakistani.. kashmir is an integral part of India.. ise hamse koi alag nahi kar sakta..

    Trishul on November 25th, 2011
  • 3

    Abe kashmiri,Pakistan ne tum logo ko kya diya??

    Harsh on January 9th, 2012
  • 4

    abhe $@$%@# pakistani…f##k offf! Kashmir was India, is India and will always be India

    truindian on May 22nd, 2012
  • 5

    kashmir to door ki bat hai .. hum to pura pakistan hi lekar rahenge jo kabhi hamar hi tha .. vo to gandhiji ki bhul thi

    singh on September 15th, 2012
  • 6

    sirf pakistan hi nhi ek din ham balgladesh b le lenge kyu ki pakistan aur bangladesh dono hi ham hinduo k hai , apna hak ham lekar hi rahenge aaj nhi to kal tabi akhand bharat ka sapna saakar hoga,.

    rahul singh on February 28th, 2013
  • 7

    kashmir hamara hay pakistan our china iska kuch elaka jabardasti occupied karke rakha hay , pher v wo hamara hay hamara rahaga , our yeah muslim hindu ke baat nahi hay sabse pahle hum insan hay , koi hundu mislim kho is ke bech mat lana , yeah india ka jamen hay our hum indians aapne jamen nahi chodenge , JAI HIND

    saumya on May 27th, 2013
  • 8

    Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan ka hissa hai ik din yay b Azad Kashmir ki tarhah azad ho jae ha.Inshallah
    Ya Allah musalmanon ki madad farma k hum apna haq Jammu and Kashmir aur Hyderabad hasil karnay main kamyab ho saken.

    Muhammad Noman Tahir on May 29th, 2013
  • 9

    Brothers and Sisters, our Indian Military is so weak that it is not able to defend itself and our country. This military of ours should b like those whose first aim should b to protect indian borders and its people. look at the Israilis how they occupied the country of others, how ferocious they are and how determined they are about its own state. We have been sleeping my dears. we need to wake up and fight at least for our rights. Jai Hind.

    Mohammed Shahid on July 19th, 2014
  • 10

    hum sub ko apne border Mita ke is desh ka nam muhabtistan rakhna chahie.

    Bharat Bhushan on November 19th, 2014
  • 11

    Indian military should be given more power to fight against these fools, and get our place back

    raj indian on December 18th, 2014
  • 12

    And we will go to live in Europe, USA, CANADA, NZ, AUS, SA . you people carry on.

    jsn on December 22nd, 2014
  • 13

    BHAI ye to previous nikammi sarkar ka khel hai Jo apana area Pakistan ko de diya or ab WO pok kahlata hai Jo Pakistan itna uchhal raha hai warna Army ko control de kar to dekhe sarkar

    master ji on May 24th, 2015
  • 14

    One more war with pakistan and India will get all Kashmir back ..Due to our military policy that “Never attack first stand”..We cannot start a fight first..but we are waiting when pakistan starts the fight and we will get back our total kashmir from pakistan which had made POK a safe heaven for terrorists..Forget about kashmir first pakistan has to save baluchistan which wants its freedom from pakistan..One full fledged war under modi’s rule and India will wipe all terrorism from earth and forget about kashmir we will capture whole pakistan to eradicate terrorism..certainly we will give pakistan back we dont want it or need it but then we will keep whole POK to India..and this time India will keep army bases in pakistan to curb terrorism which had to be done during 1965 war itself which was biggest mistake by India’s PM at that time.

    Ashish on July 5th, 2015
  • 15

    We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall over come someday… We trust our military and our nationalism and someday We will take our Kashmir back from Pakistan and China which belongs to India. Bharat mata ki Jai

    Rajtilak on November 7th, 2015
  • 16

    Kashmir,Kashmiriyo ka hai… Na India Ka Na Pakistan ka… We Want Freedom…
    We will Fight For our Birth Right..
    Indian Army mai Dam Hai Tou.. Srinagar ke Centre mai Bharat Ka Tiranga Lehrake dikhaavo.. Aaj tak wo sirf Security mai Stadium mai Lehraate aaye hain.. Aur Unka Lalchowk se Tiranga lehraane ka Sapna Sapna Hi Rahe ga..

    Uzair Bhat on December 14th, 2015
  • 17

    Uzair, kya hai,keya nehi hai bwo mujhe pata nehi hai, ham aa rahe he Kashmir October ko iss sal, Srinagar Lal chowk to chodo, tum apna ghar ka pata do, ham usme ghuske tumahre ghar ke chat ke upar Tiranga Lehrake ayenge, ready raho…………..

    Ram De on April 28th, 2016
  • 18

    To all brother and sisters of kashmir one thing i want to ask with whome you feel safe india or pakistan because all alone you wont survive now its up to you you all take your decission. Please stop kills the hindus who are staying there although you people have forced them to leave there motherland which is as much there as yours AMAN KE SATH JEENY KI EDUCATION KURAN MEY BHI HAI AUR GEETA MEY INSANIYAT SASE BADA MAJHUB HAI ISSE BHADKAR AUR KUCH NAHI NAFRAT HAME MARNA AUR MARNA SIKHATA HEY AUR MAHOBBAT HAME JEENA.

    sachin on July 17th, 2016
  • 19

    kashmir was ours will be ours amd always be ours

    piyas banerjee on September 18th, 2016
  • 20

    Kashmir was ours will be ours and always be ours

    piyas banerjee on September 18th, 2016
  • 21

    Great article! Thanks for providing knowledge of things no one tells us, be it media or politics; I doubt even our parents would know these details.

    P. S. For the little fight going on in comments, people just live peacefully, internet ranting and raging won’t get us anywhere. I know many great Pakistani ppeople, many great Indian people, but it’s not us to decide what’s wrong or right. Many Pakistani kashmiris want to get to India, many Indian kashmiris want to go to Pakistan, and many want to stand alone, which in the microscopic probability would be possible. But one thing that we can emphasise on is the facts and history is always factual, not opinions. What the historical state of the disputed territories was, infact undoubtedly WAS. What the future state should be is only opinions, but the ones whose opinions really matter are the people who live there; not individually but collectively!

    Stuti on September 23rd, 2016