Indian soldiers patrol the border with Pakistan. Photo: AFP

Explained: how India and Pakistan became nuclear states

  • India and Pakistan are among the world’s nine nuclear weapons states, alongside China, France, Israel, North Korea, Russia, the United Kingdom and the US
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Indian soldiers patrol the border with Pakistan. Photo: AFP
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Indian paramilitary personnel in Srinagar. Photo: EPA

In Kashmir, there is ‘hysteria, panic and confusion’ as Pakistan and India walk tightrope between war and peace

  • Kashmir has been a major flashpoint since the end of British rule in the subcontinent in 1947
  • India has 500,000 troops stationed in the region to counter an armed insurgency by separatists
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Indian paramilitary personnel in Srinagar. Photo: EPA
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