Astronaut posts image from space showing tip of Sri Lanka

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US astronaut Scott Joseph Kelly, who is currently posted at the International Space Station, posted breathtaking images of the southern tip of India with a prominent bridge between the country and Sri Lanka.

Kelly is one of the most followed personalities on social media platforms. Kelly’s photos have rekindled the interest of many people about the beautiful oceanic border between India and Sri Lanka, India Today reported..

The border between India and Sri Lanka is one of the oldest territorial boundaries. History of political milieu and disputes between the two nations dates back to around 2,500 years.

The border is defined by the Gulf of Mannar that is 53 to 80 kilometres wide. There is a series of low islands and reef shoals between the Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu and the Mannar Island in Sri Lanka.

The series of islands is called the Adam’s Bridge. The Adam’s Bridge is also known as the Rama Setu in India. The mythological epic Ramayana depicts Rama building a bridge to the land of Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana.

The Pamban Island, also known as the Rameswaram Island, is India’s southern most landmass. It is connected to the mainland via Pamban Bridge, used by the Indian Railways. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. When Rahul Gandhi wins next time he would build a bridge to Lanka. Then the stupid Tamils inclusive of diaspora who love the Sinhalese so much would start fighting the Indians for the sake of the Sinhalese.- all as before. Its a case of husband and wife quarreling nothing more nothing less but expanding the foreign reserves $$$.
    Or else why is it that Hindia has still kept the LTTE proscribed and BTF/GTF leader without visa rights??

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