Background: The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan have fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998. The dispute over the state of Kashmir is ongoing, but recent discussions and confidence-building measures may be a start toward lessened tensions.
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- September 7th 2012 Project Snow Leopard in Skardu, Baltistan
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- December 23rd 2010 nagar valley pictures photos nagar gems nagar valle minerals nagar valley gems pakistan gems nagar gilgit gems
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- November 28th 2009 My Birthday in the Pakistan Karakoram Mountains
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- August 27th 2009 Polo at the Shandur Pass
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- August 7th 2009 Karakorum Insha'Allah!
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- August 3rd 2009 Nanga Parbat
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- July 31st 2009 Trip to Paradise" Fairy Meadows & Nanga parbat" Unforgettable
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- July 28th 2009 A Long Journey North...
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- May 2nd 2009 Departure-Grand Trunk Road
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- November 2nd 2008 The hills are alive!
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- October 19th 2008 Chelo Pakistan!
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- September 5th 2008 Leaving Pakistan
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- August 4th 2008 Subcontinental Drift: Chapter Twenty-one - Shandur Pass
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- August 2nd 2008 Rakaposhi Base Camp trek
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- August 2nd 2008 Salam Pakistan!
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- July 20th 2008 Guns. Many guns.
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- July 12th 2008 Shandur or bust
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- June 18th 2008 Cow shit saves the day
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- June 17th 2008 stuck in reverse
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- June 11th 2008 unlike what the media tells you..
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