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Sir Creek

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  • March 11, 2020
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Sir Creek

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Bilateral Relations

In News:

  • Former Pakistan Minister recalls plan for Sir Creek pact
  • Sir Creek is a 96 km (60 mi) tidal estuary in uninhabited marshlands of Indus river delta on the border of India and Pakistan 
  • The Creek opens up in the Arabian Sea and roughly divides the Kutch region of Gujarat from the Sindh Province of Pakistan
  • It was originally named Ban Ganga, but was later renamed after a British representative
  • Sir Creek dispute between India & Pakistan lies in the interpretation of the maritime boundary line between Kutch and Sindh
  • India claims that the boundary lies mid-channel according to international law and the Thalweg principle, while Pakistan claims that the boundary lies to the east of the creek
  • Thalweg Principle states that river boundaries between two Countries may be divided by the mid-channel if the water-body is navigable
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 11th March 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 11th March 2020

Pic Source: India Today

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