Rann of Kutch


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Rann of Kutch

 (rŭn; kŭch)
An extensive salt marsh of western India and southeast Pakistan between the Gulf of Kutch and the Indus River delta. It was the scene of major border disputes in 1965 and 1971.
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In April 1965, Indian armed forces engaged Pakistan into border clashes in Rann of Kutch, which ended with a ceasefire but brought global and domestic humiliation to India.
Meanwhile, a team of Border Security Force (BSF) had seized two Pakistani fishing boats in Harami Nallah area, Rann of Kutch in Gujarat on Saturday.
Both nations, for instance, were able to reach agreements through third party mediators in case of the Indus Waters Treaty and the negotiations on the Rann of Kutch dispute.
The Indus delta stretches along the coastline of Pakistan, some 150 km in length, and once covered an area of some 600,000 hectares (1.5m acres) from Karachi to the Rann of Kutch. There were forests, creeks and mudflats, many of which now no longer exist except perhaps in memory.
Sindh government's adviser, Veerji Kolhi, said that around 80% of the rainwater which poured on the hills of Nangarparkar becomes lost as it flows towards Rann of Kutch in India.
Other territorial disputes between India and Pakistan include the Rann of Kutch and Siachen.
The complex is the oldest known magmatic rock suite exposed at the junction of the Thar Dessert and Rann of Kutch in the Sindh Province of Pakistan.
We found such a place in the Rann of Kutch and went there in a chopper.
Rann of Kutch, which was once home to many unique animals and birds, has been threatened due to cattle grazing, tree cutting, and vehicular traffic.
In 1965, there had earlier been the Rann of Kutch dispute, while in 1971, there was a clear attempt to break Pakistan in two.
The train also stops at the Rann of Kutch, a surreal, barren salt marsh that looks like an alien landscape.