UDC 327.5(540:549)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 72 (2018)
Vol. 69, No 1172, pp. 84-103
DOI:

Original scientific paper
Received: 20 Sep 2018
Accepted: 20 Oct 2018

THE KASHMIR CONFLICT AS A DETERMINANT OF INDIAN-PAKISTANI RELATIONS

Šekarić Nevena (Nevena Šekarić istraživač pripravnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu), nevena.sekaric@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

Considering its long history, complex nature and significant consequences, the Kashmir conflict is the subject of many scientific articles and agency reports. the Kashmir conflict is a distinctive feature of the past, present and future of Indian-Pakistani relations, and also a significant factor of instability in South Asia. therefore, the main goal of this paper is to gain insight into the genesis of the conflict, as well as to describe the current state of the Kashmir conflict. Firstly, using the methodological literature review procedure, the history of the Kashmir conflict is presented and then follow theoretical explanations of the origin and nature of this conflict. the central part of the paper focuses on the current dynamics of the dispute, followed by the presentation of some possible conflict solutions. Concluding remarks are given eventually.

Keywords: Kashmir, Jammu, India, Pakistan, conflict, South Asia