Kashmir Tour

Kashmir, region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent. It is bounded by the Uygur Authonomous Region of Xinjang to the northeast and the Tibet Autonomous Region to the east (both parts of China), by the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south, by Pakistan to the west, and by Afghanistan to the northwest. The region, with a total […]

Kashmir, region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent. It is bounded by the Uygur Authonomous Region of Xinjang to the northeast and the Tibet Autonomous Region to the east (both parts of China), by the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south, by Pakistan to the west, and by Afghanistan to the northwest. The region, with a total area of some 85,800 square miles (222,200 square km), has been the subject of dispute between India and Pakistan since the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947. The northern and western portions are administered by Pakistan and comprise three areas: Azad Kashmir, Gilgit and Baltistan, the last two being part of a territory called the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The southern and southeastern portions constitute the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir . The Indian- and Pakistani-administered portions are divided by a “line of control” agreed to in 1972, although neither country recognizes it as an international boundary. In addition, China became active in the eastern area of Kashmir in the 1950s and has controlled the northeastern part of Ladakh (the easternmost portion of the region) since 1962. The new government of Pakistan led by Imran Khan recently open Pakistan Kashmir for tourists.

 

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