Drafted and created based upon the artificial Radcliffe line in 1947, the border, separating Pakistan and India from each other, traverses a variety of terrains, ranging from major urban areas to inhospitable deserts. From the Arabian sea, the naval border follows the course of Manora Island of Pakistan to the course of the Mumbai Harbour, in the South eastward. Since independence of India and Pakistan, the border has been a site of numerous conflict and wars between each country, and is one of the most complex borders in the world. The border's total length is 1,800 mi (2,900 km), according the figures given by the PBS; it is also one of the most dangerous borders in the world, based on an article written in the Foreign Policy in 2011. It can be seen from the space in the night due to the 0.15 million flood lights installed by India on about 50 thousand poles,
The border between two countries is called an international border from Gujrat/Sindh to the Line of Control. The Kashmir region is divided by the 1949 UN ceasefire line into two parts and the de facto border dividing Pakistan-administered Kashmir from Indian-administered Kashmir has been called the Line of Control since 1972. On the south side of the border of the Jammu Division is Pakistan's Punjab border, and is called the working boundary by Pakistan (which is a recent term) but the "international border" by India.