The India Controlled Kashmir Uprising in 1989 and U.S.-Pak Relation

Jiang LAN, Ya YANG


The Kashmir issue was the result of British colonial rule in South Asia Subcontinent. In the division between India and Pakistan, the political future of Kashmir and other Indian Princely States did not stipulate clear by the British India government. This led to both the India and the Pakistan could have its own excuses to hold the Kashmir Princely State. Pakistan and India had two and half wars about the belonging to the Kashmir Princely State. Despite the international community made great efforts to mediate the Kashmir issue, but the Kashmir issue did not get much progress. Due to the long existing of the Kashmir issue, India and Pakistan were in the long running tensions. So, America could not maintain good relations with both Pakistan and India at the same time. America formed an alliance with Pakistan eventually led to the rapid development of the Indo-Soviet relationship. And America provided military aid to India led Pakistan to change its diplomatic policy. As a result, U.S.-Pak relation was damaged greatly. Therefore, the Kashmir issue was a long-term negative factor which eroded the U.S.-Pak relation. And the impact of the India Controlled Kashmir Uprising in 1989 for the U.S.-Pak relation was very typical. This article would analyze this typical case, study how the India Controlled Kashmir Uprising in 1989 made a negative impact on the U.S.-Pak relation, and thus to understand how the Kashmir issue made a negative impact on the U.S.-Pak relation.


U.S.; Pakistan; Kashmir; The India controlled Kashmir uprising in 1989

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