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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 (…).
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.…
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…
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