List of border conflicts

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The following is a list of border conflicts between two or more countries. The list includes only those fought because of border disputes.

19th Century[edit]

Start Finish Conflict Combatants Fatalities
1846 1848 Mexican–American War  United States -  Mexico ~29,000
1879 1883 War of the Pacific  Chile -  Bolivia &  Peru 13,000+

20th Century before World War II[edit]

Start Finish Conflict Combatants Fatalities
1910 1918 Border War  United States -  Mexico 100+
1932 1935 Chaco War  Bolivia -  Paraguay ~100,000
1938 1938 Battle of Lake Khasan  Soviet Union Japan ~1,300
1939 1939 Slovak–Hungarian War  Slovakia Hungary 66
1939 1939 Battle of Khalkhin Gol  Soviet Union and  Mongolia Japan and  Manchukuo ~16,000

1945-2000[edit]

Start Finish Conflict Combatants Fatalities
1947 1948 Indo-Pakistani War of 1947  Pakistan India ~3,000
1950 Ongoing (ceasefire signed in 1953) Korean War  South Korea -  North Korea 2 419 010+
1962 1962 Sino-Indian War  PRC India ~4,000
1965 1965 Indo-Pakistani War of 1965  Pakistan India ~6,800
1966 1989 South African Border War  Angola South Africa Unknown
1967 1967 Chola incident  India People's Republic of China ~5
1969 1969 Sino-Soviet border conflict  PRC Soviet Union Unknown
1971 1971 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971  Pakistan India ~4,000+
1979 1990 Sino-Vietnamese conflicts 1979-1990  Vietnam China Unclear
1980 1988 Iran–Iraq War  Iran Iraq 1-2 million[1]
1981 1981 Paquisha War  Ecuador Peru ~10
1982 1982 1982 Ethiopian–Somali Border War  Ethiopia Somalia Unknown
1984 1987 Siachen Conflict  Pakistan India ~2,400.
1985 1985 Agacher Strip War  Burkina Faso Mali 179
1987 1987 1987 Sino-Indian skirmish  India People's Republic of China Unknown
1987 1988 Thai–Laotian Border War  Thailand Laos ~1,000
1989 1991 Mauritania–Senegal Border War  Mauritania Senegal Unknown
1995 1995 Cenepa War  Ecuador Peru ~450
1998 2000 Eritrean-Ethiopian War  Ethiopia Eritrea ~70,000
1999 1999 Kargil War  India Pakistan ~4,500

21st Century[edit]

Start Finish Conflict Combatants Fatalities
2000 2006 2000-2006 Shebaa Farms conflict  Israel Lebanon 30
2001 2001 2001 Indian–Bangladeshi border conflict  India Bangladesh 20
2008 2008 2008 Djiboutian–Eritrean border conflict  Djibouti Eritrea 144
2008 2012 Cambodian–Thai border dispute  Cambodia Thailand 42
2012 2012 2012 South Sudan–Sudan border conflict  Sudan South Sudan 262-322

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