A signboard on the modern day Karakorum Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan points to a section of the ancient Silk Road connecting China and Pakistan. Photo: Tom Hussain A signboard on the modern day Karakorum Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan points to a section of the ancient Silk Road connecting China and Pakistan. Photo: Tom Hussain
A signboard on the modern day Karakorum Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan points to a section of the ancient Silk Road connecting China and Pakistan. Photo: Tom Hussain

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Next Ladakh? In India-China stand-off, a new front looms in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan

  • With the prospect of a brutal winter war between China and India hanging over the Himalayas, attention turns to an isolated region of disputed Kashmir
  • Gilgit-Baltistan, which faces being sucked into a two-front war, has long been fiercely loyal to Pakistan. Yet many feel this loyalty has not been reciprocated

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A signboard on the modern day Karakorum Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan points to a section of the ancient Silk Road connecting China and Pakistan. Photo: Tom Hussain A signboard on the modern day Karakorum Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan points to a section of the ancient Silk Road connecting China and Pakistan. Photo: Tom Hussain
A signboard on the modern day Karakorum Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan points to a section of the ancient Silk Road connecting China and Pakistan. Photo: Tom Hussain
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