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Mar 2, 2007

India, Pakistan Complete Survey of Disputed Area

A joint team from India and Pakistan has completed its survey of the common boundary of the two countries in the Sir Creek area. Express News Service reported that experts from both countries will meet at Wagah to complete demarcation of the long disputed border.

The joint mapping project was comprised of approximately 400 people, including 16 ground surveyors and 12 hydrographers from each side. Each day's work had to be completed during a six-hour time frame due to the tides.

99 km-long Sir Creek is the biggest creek separating India and Pakistan. The boundary has been a source of numerous diputes between the two countries, including the 1965 war.

See also: India & Pakistan Agree to Map Disputed Border.

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