Accession Number:

ADA364493

Title:

Indo Pakistan Relations.

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Although the original idea of the partition of the Indian subcontinent can be linked to the ancient Islamic concept known as Hezira one needs not dig into the history of several centuries to study the background to the Indo-Pakistan relations. Pakistan was created in l947 with the partition of India on the eve of her independence from three centuries of British rule. The emotions and ambitions of a handful of elite and a few bureaucrats in the British India decided the fate of the entire population of the Indian sub-continent, discarding their shared past and common heritage to become two independent nations. Incomplete plan and the unprofessional execution of the partition led to the emergence of two estrange neighbors amidst chaos, hatred and confusion resulted in the death of over a million people in ethnic and religious riots. Not fully satisfied with the outcome of the independence, the leadership of both the nations resorted to many shortsighted political adventures at the expense of economic and social stability of their countries.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE