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The Indo-Pakistani Conflict (1947-present) - Chapter Summary
The series of events related to the conflict between India and Pakistan is covered in depth in this chapter. The lessons examine the origins of the conflict, the major events from 1947 to the present, and what the situation in this region looks like 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, and you can check your progress with frequent quizzes. After you've watched all the lessons in this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Analyze the conflict between Muslim and Hindu religious groups in this region
- Provide the causes and effects of the Indo-Pakistani Wars
- Discuss the importance of the territory of Kashimir in these conflicts
- Describe the Bangladesh Liberation War and Kargil War
- List events of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
- Tell about the nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan
- Define the role of terrorism in the relationship between these two states
- Identify the diplomatic overtures and peace negotiations between these countries
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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