Can Kashmir Conflict Ever Be Resolved?


  • The conflict between India and Pakistan over the Himalayan region of Kashmir has gone on for more than 70 years.
  • The dispute escalated in the past two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 41 Indian soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir.
  • India and Pakistan have both launched air strikes.
  • Pakistan says it shot down two Indian fighter jets and has captured two pilots. But India said only one of its planes crashed, and that its forces took down a Pakistani warplane.
  • Both sides have been urged to show restraint.
  • Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for talks with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Can more bloodshed be avoided?

Presenter: Laura Kyle

Guests:
Moeed Pirzada - Political Commentator in Pakistan and a Geostrategic Analyst.
Sanjay Kak - Editor of “Witness Kashmir 1986-2016" and specialist on the Kashmir conflict.
Adnan Naseemullah - Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Department of War Studies at King's College London.

Published on Feb 27, 2019
Source: Al Jazeera English


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