The India – Pakistan international border caught on camera, from outer space

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The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), released photographs of the international border between India and Pakistan, looking across the Indus river, on its Facebook page, on 4 October.

An astronaut took the photograph showing the Indo-Pakistan border at night. In the photograph, Karachi looms like a bright cluster of lights facing the Arabian Sea, which appears completely black.

The astronaut aboard the International Space Station took the photograph on September 23, 2015, with a Nikon D4 digital camera, using a 28 mm lens. The ISS Crew, Earth Observations Facility and Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center, has provided the image.

Another photograph, released in 2011, shows the border zone looking southeast from the Himalayas.

The International Space Station Programme supports the laboratory as part of ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth and to make the photographs available on the Internet.

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