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Pakistan and India Relations: A Political Analysis of Conflicts and Regional Security in South Asia
Pakistan and India are two immediate neighbors having common history and culture; in this way, they
should have the warmest ties, but their relationships have remained hostile all the time. Kashmir is very
important between the two states, over which three main wars have been fought between them. Despite
some important and effective peace initiatives, the main problems in maintaining the bitter taste in bilateral
relations remain unresolved. Pakistan has always been pleased to suggest mitigating measures, but Indias
response is generally not so good. Today, more than 70 years after independence, both Pakistan and India
are not concerned for solving long lasting issues like the Kashmir issue, and water issue. Peace process and
stability in South Asia lies between the two major countries. So, South Asian regional security structure is
affected by the two main players of this region because they cannot find a peaceful solution of lingering
Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Govt. Post Graduate College Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan.
M Phil Scholar, International Relations, Mnihaj University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
PhD Scholar, Department of Politics & IR, International Islamabad University Islamabad, Pakistan.
Pakistan And India, Conflicts, Issues, Regional Security, South Asia.