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Continents in Collision
2. 70-55 million years ago - Indian Continent – Tethys Oceanic Arc Collision

After Gondwana's dispersal, India moved northwards as the vast Tethys Ocean that lay between Asia and India was subducted beneath Asia forming a continental arc. Like modern oceans of today, Tethys also contained oceanic island arcs. India collided with one of them during its northward migration ca. 55 million years ago.

1. Break-up of Gondwana