Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the ‘Ten Degree Channel’?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2014 Prelims]
(a) Andaman and Nicobar
(b) Nicobar and Sumatra
(c) Maldives and Lakshadweep
(d) Sumatra and Java
|Water Body||Location Separated|
|Ten-degree channel||Andaman and Nicobar|
|Nine-degree channel||Lakshadweep Islands and Maliku Atoll|
|Grand Channel||Great Nicobar Islands and Sumatra islands of Indonesia|
|Minicoy channel||Maldives and Lakshadweep|
|Sunda Strait||Sumatra and Java|
Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.