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Analysis Study Research Paper | Political Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023
Making Sense of India-Pakistan Relation
Ashish Shashi Khanna
Abstract: India-Pakistan relationship for decades has been idealized as an irreconcilable one. This paper traces the relationship between the two nations from the period of partition to make sense of the conflict. This process cannot be undertaken without understanding Pakistan?s Kashmir policy since 1947. Its policy revolves around the failure to create a nation for South Asian Muslims, which it sees as its inherent part, and the failure to not integrate it. This paper further examines the strategic importance of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir for China and its impact on the relation between India-Pakistan. The fundamental question that the paper seeks to answer is despite the present economic conditions of Pakistan and its inability to solve its internal issues, and continuous defeats in major wars with India, what ideational factors are present in Pakistan's strategic culture and how it perceives India based on these factors. This paper finally examines the factors involved that impact the relations between the two nations and explores the possibility of eternal peace.
Keywords: Strategic culture, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, India-Pakistan relation
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,
Pages: 431 - 435