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An amazing Satellite Image

india-pakistan-border satellite image, indo-pak fenced and floodlit photo

Could you make out anything from this amazing photo? 

Sure.  It's a satellite image of earth.  The brighter parts of the image is of course the view of certain prominent cities which were illuminated in the night.  More importantly we could also find a thicker orange colored line across this image. 

The stunning image of the earth, taken from Expedition 28 International Space Station Crew during August 2011.

We can give you a clue that this orange line which is snaking for hundreds of miles across the earth's surface, is a land border between two countries.

Now, could you identify which part of the earth does this image portray?

Yes.  This image shows the illuminated border between India and Pakistan.  India has undertaken a massive work of fencing and floodlighting this border.  

India shares 3323 km [including Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) sector] of its land border with Pakistan. This border runs along the States of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and J&K. The Indo-Pakistan border has varied terrain and distinct geographical features. 

A total length of 460.45 km and 460.72 km has been fenced and floodlit respectively in the entire Punjab sector, except some gaps in river areas. In Rajasthan sector also, the work of construction of fencing and flood lighting in 1048.27 km and 1022.80 km respectively has been completed.

Entire work has been targeted to be completed by March, 2012. 

For detailed study about this project check the following link containing the official release of Indian Government


Source: Daily Mail and Ministry of home affairs