Accession Number : ADA573577


Title :   Maritime Issues between Pakistan and India: Seeking Cooperation and Regional Stability


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS


Personal Author(s) : Ali, Muhammad


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a573577.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 117


Abstract : Since independence, relations between Pakistan and India have been fraught with contentious issues. Most of these conflicts have been related to the demarcation of borders and the nonresolution of the Kashmir dispute. Less focus has been given to the maritime issues between these countries, including Sir Creek and its effect on the delimitation of the interstate maritime boundary, the arrest and repatriation of fishermen by both sides, and noncooperation between maritime forces at sea. The resolution of maritime issues between Pakistan and India is essential because it is a potential area of significant cooperation between the two rivals. As this thesis demonstrates through its analysis of these issues and comparable international disputes, small, preliminary steps by both sides toward the resolution of these maritime issues will build and strengthen cooperation, which could pave the way for the resolution of more complex and substantive disputes in the future. In other words, peace in Kashmir may be wrought at sea.


Descriptors :   *BOUNDARIES , *COMMERCIAL FISHING , *CONFLICT , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *INDIA , *NAVAL OPERATIONS , *PAKISTAN , AGREEMENTS , CASE STUDIES , COOPERATION , INTERNATIONAL LAW , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , NEGOTIATIONS , STABILITY , THESES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE