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Nehru was interested in Kashmir since 1930s, and was working on it by visiting the valley and developing his friendship with Abdullah.

The pragmatic Sardar Patel felt that India would be better off without Kashmir.
Jinnah on the other hand was confident that Kashmir will join Pakistan, besides the population being Muslim majority, all the transport/communication links Kashmir had were with the newly created Pakistan.

Jinnah never visited Kashmir or tried to engage with Abdullah.
Jinnah got his first shock when India was given Gurdaspur district ( which was also India's only road link to J&K in 1947)

Technically Gurdaspur should have gone to Pakistan as it had 55% Muslims, 30% Sikh and 15% Hindu population.
“Things must be done in a way so as to bring about the accession of Kashmir to the Indian union as rapidly as possible, with the cooperation of Sheikh Abdullah.”

- Nehru’s letter to Patel (September 27th, 1947), three days before Kashmir’s accession to India
And clearly Motabhai is very weak in History & Military History.

The Indian Army in 1948 under Major General KS Thimayya was over stretched and was under serious danger of getting out flanked, if they had pushed forward to retake Gilgit & Baltistan.

The mountainous regions of Gilgit, Baltistan & Wakhan Corridor even terrified the armies of Alexander the Great and the British.

If you get outflanked while conquering a mountainous region, you are basically F8cked. Indian politicians should read some Military History
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