Accession Number:

ADA526205

Title:

Kashmir -- Key to Stability

Descriptive Note:

Student thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

Kashmir is strategically located at the apex of the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent, contiguous to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Communist China. Ancient Hindu-Muslim hatred, fear and frustrations were endemic to the India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir. The British Independence Act of 1947 provided the impetus for both nations to become locked in a struggle for control of this area where 77 percent of the population is Muslim under Hindu rule. By the British act of partition India was divided into two separate sovereign nations, India and Pakistan. British rule ended on 15 Aug 1947. Standstill Agreements were signed with India and Pakistan as a move to independence.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE