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1948: The Crucial Year in the History of Jammu and Kashmir

The involvement of the British in Kashmir even after India's and Pakistan's independence, British realpolitik, crystallisation of Cold War politics and an "idealist" infant United Nations - all had major roles to play in the imbroglio between India and Pakistan over the state. A historical overview of the events in 1948 that "sealed the fate of Jammu and Kashmir" is presented here after perusing papers of the British government of that time, which have been released after 60 years.

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1948: The Crucial Year in the History of Jammu and Kashmir

Rakesh Ankit

The involvement of the British in Kashmir even after India’s and Pakistan’s independence, British realpolitik, crystallisation of Cold War politics and an “idealist” infant United Nations – all had major roles to play in the imbroglio between India and Pakistan over the state. A historical overview of the events in 1948 that “sealed the fate of Jammu and Kashmir” is presented here after perusing papers of the British government of that time, which have been released after 60 years.

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