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Is there a wall between India and Pakistan?
India constructed a 550-kilometre (340 mi) barrier along the 740 kilometres (460 mi)–776 kilometres (482 mi) LoC by 2004. The fence generally remains about 150 yards (140 m) on the Indian-controlled side. Its stated purpose is to exclude arms smuggling and infiltration by Pakistani-based separatist militants.
Indian states that share borders with Pakistan are Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Punjab.
Can foreigners visit Azad Kashmir?
Foreign tourists can visit Azad Kashmir except the areas situated within 16 kilometers along the Line of Control (LoC). Before planning their visit foreigners should contact Interior Ministry Government of Pakistan Islamabad for issuance of NOC before visiting Azad Kashmir.
Do India and Pakistan claim Kashmir in full?
By that time, India and Pakistan had both declared themselves to be nuclear powers. Today, Delhi and Islamabad both claim Kashmir in full, but control only parts of it – territories recognised internationally as “Indian-administered Kashmir” and “Pakistan-administered Kashmir”. Why is there so much unrest in the Indian-administered part?
What is the history of the India-Pakistan War?
In July 1949, India and Pakistan signed an agreement to establish a ceasefire line as recommended by the UN and the region became divided. A second war followed in 1965. Then in 1999, India fought a brief but bitter conflict with Pakistani-backed forces. By that time, India and Pakistan had both declared themselves to be nuclear powers.
Why are two Jammu and Kashmir ex-premiers under house arrest?
Two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir – the Indian state which encompasses the disputed territory – were placed under house arrest. One of them, Mehbooba Mufti, said the move would “make India an occupational force in Jammu and Kashmir,” and that “today marks the darkest day in Indian democracy”.