By Faisal Magray The Kashmir conflict continues to be unresolved after more than six decades, fuelling the conventional and nuclear ar...
By Faisal Magray

The Kashmir conflict continues to be unresolved after more than six decades, fuelling the conventional and nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan and bleeding their economy.  Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the two gained independence from British rule in 1947.  Both the nations claim the territory in full. Several rebel groups have for decades fought Indian soldiers deployed in the territory, demanding independence for the region or its merger with Pakistan. Tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, have died in the fighting.



The insurgency in  Kashmir began in 1989 and ongoing armed conflict  has claimed a total of 41,000 lives in the past 27 years which means an average of 4 deaths per day in the state or 1519 casualties every year, according to the latest available government data, Hindustan Times reported in 2017.