Who claims the territory of Kashmir?


Who claims the territory of Kashmir?

Territorial Dispute

When two or more entities disagree over who has the right to claim dominion over a region, this is known as a territorial dispute. Throughout history, many wars have been waged as a result of territorial disputes.

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The state of Kashmir, which is located in northwest India, was created by the British in 1847 with the Treaty of Amritsar. The predominately Muslim...

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Causes & Conflicts of the Indo-Pakistani Wars


Chapter 5 / Lesson 2

Pakistan and India have been rivals since their independence from the British Empire in 1947, and have fought wars over the disputed territory of Kashmir in 1947, 1965 and 1999. East Pakistan became the new nation of Bangladesh in 1971. Learn about all of this in this lesson.

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