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The Divide of Kashmir – A Historical Overview

Let’s get an insight into something that happened over 72 years ago and to this day remains an important topic of discussion and deliberation.

When the partition between India and Pakistan was happening, Jammu and Kashmir was given an option to either be a part of India or Pakistan. But the then ruler, Maharaja Hari Singh took the decision to remain as an independent state, a decision he would have surely regretted later.

China- Pakistan Economic Corridor

The China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a network of highways, railways and infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that will run from Kashgar in China to Gwadar Port in Baluchistan. The project was launched in 2015 with the Beijing government planning to invest $50 billion in 15 years to successfully implement the initiative. Pakistan and China shall monitor the progress of the project by deploying satellites that were launched in June 2018. The project is currently operating in its second phase with both the nations claiming a multifold increase in trade that would benefit other Asian and Gulf countries as well.

Why is the U.S. funding Pakistan for so many years ?

“No more funding to Pakistan” – was the US President Donald Trump’s first tweet on New Year’s Day, which clearly sets the priority of US to fightback terrorism and to support India in all stance to counter terrorism. He did highlight the fact that almost 33 billion dollars were given away during the last 15 years in return for nothing but lies and decent. But the question emerges is that why was the US, a country thousands of miles away funding Pakistan for all these years and what changed?

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