At the end of the British Raj in India, the country was on the verge of civil war between the two largest religious groups, the Hindu’s and Muslim’s. To avoid this, border lines were hastily drawn and after much bloodshed and chaos, a new country was instated. This event became known as the Partition. Ever since 1947, the Indian subcontinent has been divided between Pakistan and India; however, sovereignty over the Kashmir-Jammu province was never finalized. While both countries have a long history of distrust towards each other, they could potentially have cordial relations if not for the issue of the Kashmir-Jammu province, which remains a thorn in their sides. Both countries claim sovereignty over this territory and remains prevalent in their relations today. This paper examines the relationship between Pakistan and India, their claims of sovereignty over this province, and how designing a resolution requires an overview of several different elements of this conflict. The author observes a pattern throughout Pakistan’s behavior of not complying to agreement provisions, and asserts that before an agreement is settled, Islamabad must readjust their behavior and prove their willingness in complying to an agreement. This paper also examines the United States’ role and interest with the India-Pakistan conflict, and how this South-East Asian conflict has global effects.
"India-Pakistan Conflict: The Dispute over the Kashmir-Jammu Border,"
Pepperdine Policy Review: Vol. 14, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/ppr/vol14/iss1/1