Border terminology - Indo China Deffence Terminology

In this Article, you Find a Few Terminologies or words used in News With Respected to Boarders ,among the Controuries like China India India and Pakistan...etc

Border terminology - Indo China Deffence Terminology
Border terminology - Indo China Deffence Terminology

Differing perceptions

Different views are related to where the LAC lies. Similarly, areas of differing perceptions for different views related to areas along the LAC.

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The term "line of actual control" is said to have been used by Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai

Patrol Point

Points along LAC to which troops patrol; as compared to patrolling the entire area.

Line of Actual Control (LAC)

The Line of Actual Control (LAC) is a notional demarcation line that separates Indian-controlled territory from Chinese-controlled territory in the Sino-Indian border dispute.

Limits of patrolling

PPs within the LAC and the patrol routes that join them are known as limits of patrolling.

Actual LAC (ALC)

Limits of patrolling also known as LAC within the LAC or actual LAC.

Limits of actual control

Limits of actual control is determined by patrolling points and the limits of actual patrolling.

Lines of patrolling

The various patrol routes to the limits of patrolling are called the limits of patrolling.

Mutually agreed disputed spots

Both sides agree the location is disputed; as compared to just one side disputing a location.

Border Personnel Meeting point

BPMs are locations the LAC where the armies of both countries hold meetings to resolve border issues and improve relations.


The "line between two states that marks the limits of sovereign jurisdiction" or "a line agreed upon by both states and normally delineated on maps and demarcated on the ground by both sides" as explained by S Menon.


"A zone between the two states, nations, or civilizations. It is frequently also an area where peoples, nations, and cultures intermingle and are in contact with one another" as explained by S Menon.