The Kashmir conflict is a territorial conflict primarily between India and Pakistan, having started just after the partition of India in 1947. India and Pakistan have fought three wars over Kashmir, including the Indo-Pakistani Wars of 1947 and 1965, as well as the Kargil War. The two countries have also been involved in several skirmishes over control of the Siachen Glacier.
India claims the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir, and, as of 2010, administers approximately 43% of the region. It controlsJammu, the Kashmir Valley, Ladakh, and the Siachen Glacier. India’s claims are contested by Pakistan, which administers approximately 37% of Kashmir, namely Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. China currently administers Demchok district, the Shaksgam Valley, and the Aksai Chin region. China’s claim over these territories has been disputed by India since China took Aksai Chin during the Sino-Indian War of 1962.
Role of Pakistan
Ever since partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, Pakistan is trying to create unrest in the Kashmir valley through terrorism. Various terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen etc. are active in Kashmir valley to create unrest and have backing of Pakistan. Pakistan has played a major role in the Kashmir unrest and still is breeding terrorists on it’s own soil.
How Modi Government is tackling this issue
Narendra Modi came to power in on May 26th 2014 on various promises. One of the main promises was tackling Pakistan on Kashmir issue. In his various campaigns BJP as well as Narendra Modi said that Pakistan will be replied in it’s own language.
After coming to power there have been 2 major terror strikes in India. First one was on 2nd Jannuary, 2016 on Pathankot Airbase claiming life of 7 security personnel and 1 civilian (according to Wikipedia). 5 attackers were also killed by Indian Forces in reply. Second one was on 18th September on Uri Army Camp claiming lives of 19 Army men. In retaliation, 4 attackers were also killed.
Ever since the Pathankot attack, the opposition is criticizing PM Modi for not taking action on Pakistan as he used to say before becoming Prime Minister. On the other hand, Narendra Modi is doing an excellent job diplomatically by isolating Pakistan internationally.
Pakistan is trying hard to convince the international community about it’s concern. Pak PM Nawaz Shareef even glorified Hizbul Commander Burhan Waani who was killed by Indian Forces in UNGA. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gave a befitting reply to Pak in UNGA.
India retaliated in just 10 days of the attack and launched a surgical strike across LoC in the midnight of 28th and 29th September, 2016 and claimed to have destroyed more than 6 terror camps and killed several militants who were being trained in the PoK by Pakistan and the operation is still going on. DGMO and MEA gave a joint press conference to tell the nation about the attack
So, Narendra Modi and his government has silently replied to Pakistan in it’s own language. The Government has got it right on almost all the fronts.
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