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THREAD: we need to monitor the situation in Kashmir.

#KashmirTroopBoost is trending in both India and Pakistan.

I'm going to start this thread in case things escalate. The Foreign Office updated their travel advice to the region yesterday (gov.uk/foreign-travel…).
Whilst the usual suspects have been keeping up with the situation (@ELINTNews @IntelCrab etc), western media have so far ignored it (as they did in the February 2019 tensions).

So, time for an update: what do you need to know?
@ELINTNews @IntelCrab I want to be very careful about linking different events - it's quite hard to do a simple 'cause and effect' analysis of this.

In brief: people have been fleeing the region for the past few days amid fears of both unrest and attacks.
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The Kashmir problem, an Anglo-American operation against India provides the culminating illustration of the hostility between India and Pakistan and the imperialistic ambition to rule over the sub-continent under the trusteeship of the United Nations.
greatgameindia.com/kashmir-proble…
When I was in Kashmir in the fall of 1952 some two-thirds of the officers on cease-fire line were Americans and not all of them handled themselves with discretion. Last UN negotiator was American Frank Graham & Administrator for Plebiscite Admiral Chester Nimitz.
- Chester Bowles
"Despite high caliber of these men & all goodwill in the world UN efforts to achieve Kashmir settlement took on character of an American operation. In a situation where passions ran high we have not only failed but have come in for sharp criticism." US Amb greatgameindia.com/kashmir-proble…
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