Diphu Pass

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Diphu Pass
Diphu Pass is located in Myanmar
Diphu Pass
Diphu Pass
Location of the Diphu Pass
Elevation 4,587 m (15,049 ft)
Location ChinaIndiaBurma tripoint
Range Himalaya
Coordinates 28°9′0″N 97°20′0″E / 28.15000°N 97.33333°E / 28.15000; 97.33333Coordinates: 28°9′0″N 97°20′0″E / 28.15000°N 97.33333°E / 28.15000; 97.33333
Diphu Pass
Traditional Chinese 底富山口
Simplified Chinese 底富山口

Diphu Pass is a mountain pass around the area of the disputed tri-point borders of India, China, and Myanmar. Diphu Pass is also a strategic approach to eastern Assam.[1] It lies on the McMahon Line.[2]

In October 1960 China and Burma demarcated their border to Diphu Pass, which is 5 miles south of the watershed of the mountain ranges. However, this caused a diplomatic row with India, which expected the tri-point to be at the watershed.[3] The dispute has become part of the ongoing border disagreement between China and India regarding Arunachal Pradesh.

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  1. ^ Calvin, James Barnard (1984-04-02). "The China-India Border War (1962)". globalsecurity.org. Marine Corps Command and Staff College. Retrieved 2017-02-02. this placed Diphu Pass--a strategic approach to eastern Assam--in Chinese territory. 
  2. ^ Tzou, Byron N (1990). China and International Law: The Boundary Disputes. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 128. ISBN 9780275934620. the so-called McMahon Line (that is, from Diphu Pass to Izrazi Pass) 
  3. ^ Eekelen, Willem van (2015-11-06). Indian Foreign Policy and the Border Dispute with China: A New Look at Asian Relationships. BRILL. p. 121. ISBN 9789004304314.