Trump recommended peace in indo-pak relations

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After Pulwana Attack, Pakistan and India is facing a lot on tension. The two countries are again standing against each other. Upon this China and Saudia has also recommended peace instead of war. Now Trump has also given comments on the matter recently.

 

Days after a militant group in Pakistan claimed responsibility for a massive suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Feb. 14, Trump called the incident “horrible” and delivered a brief message for India and Pakistan. “It would be wonderful if they got along.”

 

Of course, there are important reasons for the animosity between the nuclear-armed neighbors. The main, ongoing source of conflict is Kashmir, a Himalayan border region whose status has been contested ever since India gained independence and Pakistan was created in the partition of British India.

 

Since then, the two countries have fought three brief wars — in 1947, 1965 and 1971 — as well as a smaller conflict in 1999. Over the last two decades, there have also been numerous attempts at rapprochement: At one point secret talks reportedly neared a final resolution on Kashmir, which is divided between the two countries along a heavily militarized “Line of Control.”

 

In the wake of the Feb. 14 attack, which killed 40 Indian paramilitary officers, tensions are once again on the rise. For India, the Kashmir attack is part of a longer pattern in which Pakistan’s intelligence services have fostered and guided militant groups that carry out deadly attacks throughout India. Pakistan, meanwhile, views its far larger neighbor as an occupying power in Kashmir that also seeks to undermine Pakistan’s own stability. Pakistan denies supporting terrorism but says it gives political and moral support to Kashmiri “freedom fighters.”

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