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The Indo-Pakistani Conflict (1947-present) - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The events that have led to conflicts between India and Pakistan since 1947 are discussed in this history chapter. The lessons in this chapter examine the origins of the conflict, major events of the past 60 years and what the situation is today. The professional and experienced history instructors who lead these lessons present you with a timeline of events and discuss major themes for this ongoing conflict. After you've watched all the lessons in this chapter, you'll know about:
- Which two groups started this long conflict
- What caused the partition of India and Pakistan
- What led to each of the four Indo-Pakistani wars
- Why these two countries are in a nuclear arms race
|Muslim and Hindu Conflict in India and the Partition of India and Pakistan||Provides details on the conflict that originated between the Muslims and Hindus in the late 1940s. Examines the events that led to the separation of India and Pakistan.|
|Causes and Conflicts of The Indo-Pakistani Wars||Describes activities and major leaders of the Indo-Pakistani wars of 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999. Highlights some of the key themes of these wars.|
|The Indo-Pakistani Nuclear Arms Race||Discusses the nuclear arms race taking place between India and Pakistan. Examines its origins in 1974 and summarizes events through present day. Details recent dynamics between the two nations.|
1. Muslim and Hindu Conflict in India and the Partition of India and Pakistan
In this lesson, we will learn about religious tensions in India and the partition of India and Pakistan following British rule. We will see what led to these developments, and we will explore their context.
2. Causes & Conflicts of the Indo-Pakistani Wars
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.
3. The Indo-Pakistani Nuclear Arms Race
Since 1974, India and Pakistan have been in an arms race. Both conducted nuclear tests in 1998 and have been enlarging their stockpiles ever since. Given their long-standing rivalry, a small conflict now has the potential to go nuclear.
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