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India-Pakistan Conflict. VS. . History of the Conflict. The territory of Kashmir The territory was handed over to India after they gained independence from the British in 1947. The Problem. The Kashmir area was predominantly Muslim.

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India pakistan conflict

India-Pakistan Conflict

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History of the conflict

History of the Conflict

  • The territory of Kashmir

  • The territory was handed over to India after they gained independence from the British in 1947.


The problem

The Problem

  • The Kashmir area was predominantly Muslim.

  • The ruler of Kashmir fled to India and agreed to place Kashmir under Indian rule if India would protect Kashmir from invasion.

  • If there had been a vote in Kashmir, the majority probably would have voted to become part of Pakistan for religious reasons.


India pakistan conflict

War

  • Three major wars between India and Pakistan have been fought over the Kashmir territory

    • 1947-1948

    • 1965

    • 1971

  • A fourth war almost took place when Pakistan invaded and attempted to capture Kargil.


The importance of kashmir to india and pakistan

The Importance of Kashmir to India and Pakistan

  • The geography is mostly rural, with large mountains, deserts, and valleys.

  • The region could have natural resources such as oil, gold, or silver that has not yet been discovered.

  • The Indus begins in Kashmir, flows through Pakistan, then flows into mainland India.


Strategic location

Strategic Location

  • India-Kashmir acts as a buffer.

  • Pakistan-Kashmir offers a fertile roadway into India for possible invasion.


Why doesn t the u s lend a helping hand with the kashmir conflict

Why doesn't the U.S. lend a helping hand with the Kashmir conflict?

  • The U.S. wants to be allies with both Pakistan and India.

  • Pakistan shares a border with Afghanistan so need Pakistan’s help with war on terrorism.

  • We do a great deal of trade with India that is mutually advantageous.


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