25 February 2021 Thursday
Constant controversy over Kashmiri
India and Pakistan are serious about peace
Over the years, there has been repeated tension between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region – even if a peace treaty is in place. Now both states agree to respect this strictly.
The rival nuclear powers India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly abide by their ceasefire. The announcement was made by military representatives of both countries following a phone call. Relations between the two countries have been tense for a long time. The declaration was therefore received in Islamabad and New Delhi as an important diplomatic move. According to the information, the new agreement should come into force from Thursday night.
The two South Asian countries signed a ceasefire in 2003. Both nuclear powers have been fighting for the independence of pre-British India and the rule of Kashmir since their separation in India and Pakistan in 1947. Despite the ceasefire, military incidents repeatedly occur along the 740-kilometer line of control that divides Kashmir into an Indian and Pakistani-controlled territory.
The neighboring states have already fought several wars against each other. Recently, however, India’s focus has been more focused on the old border conflict with China. In an incident in the summer of 2020, at least 20 Indian and four Chinese soldiers were killed.
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