India blamed “elements” in Pakistan for last week’s Mumbai attacks, provoking fear and anger in the disputed region of Kashmir. Since 1947, India and Pakistan have fought three wars over the part of Kashmir controlled by India.
The region of 13 million people straddles Pakistan, India and China, but India has controlled the majority of Kashmir for decades, while Pakistan controls a smaller area.
Vikram Singh, a fellow with the Center for a New American Security, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the importance of Kashmir, the Lashkar-e-toiba group thought to be behind last week’s attacks in India and what Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice’s visit to India may mean for the conflict over Kashmir.
Have questions about Kashmir? Ask cultural anthropologist and Ohio University professor Haley Duschinski here.