By Vivek Chadha

`Major Chadha`s study is exhaustive, wide and in-depth interpreting via this booklet was once a studying event' - Lt Gen (Retd) V okay Sood Former Vice-Chief of military employees and Consulting Editor strength `Remarkable either for its scholarly rigour and precision of analysis, significant Chadha`s e-book is cutting edge either in its research and when it comes to description, nuances and analysis' - Air Vice-Marshal (Retd) Kapil Kak This ebook is the 1st background of Low depth clash (LIC) in India in view that independence. It analyzes the roots of clash in various contexts. within the author's view, India's fight for independence itself premiums because the twentieth century's most important LIC. next conflicts have made India in all probability the world's most complicated and sundry theatre of LICs. Lt Col Vivek Chadha is almost immediately at military Headquarters, New Delhi.

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Nehru saw Washington as also keen to support Pakistan for its own strategic objectives. As early as 17 January 1948, he cabled Gopalaswami Ayyangar, who was leading India’s delegation to the UN, that diplomatic reports suggested that if Pakistan was willing to co-operate with the US in providing military facilities against the Soviet Union, Washington might support it on Kashmir. 35 33 34 35 Dixit 2002: 110–11. Korbel 2002: 26. Bhattacharjea 1994: 156. 50 Low Intensity Conflicts in India Another aspect which fuelled resentment, and which continues to do so till date, was the manner in which territories were partitioned.

The Afghan ruler Ahmed Shah Abdali took advantage of the power vacuum thus created and sent one of his generals Abdul Khan Isk Aquasi to attack Kashmir in 6 Stein’s English translation of the Rajatarangini says that Harsa started this in order to loot the temples of their wealth, which included idols, because of his ‘elaborate fashions in dress and ornaments and his multifarious extravagances’. 7 Dulacha was a Mongol warrior from Turkistan. 8 Jagmohan 1992: 52. Kashmir—The Beginning 39 1753. Abdul Khan was successful in defeating the local ruler and establishing his sway over the area, beginning a phase of Afghan rule.

15 At this juncture, it will be pertinent to elaborate on the major forces that were influential on the J&K political scene at the time. First among these was the Indian National Congress, which at this stage stood for a unified India and for principles of secularism. The second was the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, which was subsequently renamed the All Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) on 11 June 1939, led by Sheikh Abdullah. The NC inclined towards India, after realising that Kashmir’s independence was not 14 Jagmohan 1992: 77.

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