The Pakistan-India Security Dilemma: Contemporary Challenges

  • Citation: Usman, Ahmed, Aaisha Amjad, Shabbir Hussain, and Jawad Tariq. “The Pakistan-India Security Dilemma: Contemporary Challenges.” Journal of Indian Studies 3, no. 1 (2017): 19–25.
    • Topics:
    • Country and Regional Studies
    • Keywords:
    • India-Pakistan relations
    • Kashmir
    • water dispute
    • cross border terrorism

The relations between India and Pakistan have been strained by various historical and geopolitical events, since the 1947 partition. Both countries have fought four major wars, including the Kargil war in 1999. Lately, various emerging issues have contributed to increase security related tensions between India and Pakistan. This article examines three of the prime issues that have resulted in security concerns including Kashmir dispute, water dispute and cross border terrorism. Peaceful relations between India and Pakistan are central for peace in South Asian region. The international stakeholder have therefore been emphasizing on the need to build trustworthy ties between both the countries.

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