Essay on The Conflict Between India And Pakistan

840 Words Oct 17th, 2016 4 Pages
The war that I have decided to focus on for the purposes of my paper is the India-Pakistan war, more specifically the war of 1971. India and Pakistan have always been confronting each other due to their opposing ethnic, religious and political differences. The war of 1971 was the third war between India and Pakistan and the origins of this war were different from previous wars. Since the partition of British India and Pakistan in 1947 there have always been constant conflict and tension. The two countries had been involved in two wars prior, one war afterwards and many altercations and military standoffs in between.
British India which included the modern states of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh has always been a home to both Hindu and Muslim populations among many others. Since the population of these two communities was scattered unevenly between the to countries, the partition of India and Pakistan was not possible across religious lines. Hence, when the partial occurred remained, nearly one third of the Muslim population remained back in India. During the patrician, there were two princely ruled territories of Kashmir and Hyderabad and their rulers had the choice of joining either India or Pakistan. The ruler of Kashmir, although a Hindu, ruled a predominantly Muslim population and decided to join India. This led to great dissatisfaction within the Muslim population of Kashmir and Pakistan. This ultimately led to the first war and the Indo-Pakistan war of 1947. The…

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