Arunachal Pradesh State – UPSC Prelims

Arunachal Pradesh:
  • Prime Minister of India extended his wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on its 36th Statehood Day.
  • Through the 55th amendment to the Indian Constitution in 1986, Arunachal Pradesh became the 24th state of the Indian Union on 20th February, 1987.
  • Historical Background:
    • During the British Colonial Rule, until 1972, the state was named as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA).
    • On 20th January, 1972, it became a Union Territory and was named Arunachal Pradesh. It was granted statehood by the State of Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1986.
    • The state was formed out of Assam in the year 1987.
  • Geographical location:
    • In the west, Arunachal Pradesh is bordered by Bhutan and in the north falls the Tibetan region of China.
    • In the South Eastern region falls Nagaland and Myanmar and to the southwestern region falls Assam.

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