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The Economist, in 1947, highlighted Britain's preparation to end its rule over the Indian subcontinent and the 390 million people living there. It pointed out the concentration of Hindus in central and southern India, and Muslims in Bengal in the northwest. The British Commission divided the territory into majority Muslim Pakistan and majority Hindu India. However, this decision resulted in chaos, with 15 million people fleeing across the new borders and 500,000 losing their lives in rioting. Border regions like Sindh, Bengal, Punjab, and Jammu and Kashmir experienced the worst of this violence. Among India's 565 princely states, only Jammu and Kashmir had a Hindu Maharajah ruling over a majority Muslim population. India claimed that the Maharaja decided to join India, but Pakistan disputed this. In October of 1947, Pakistani troops from the Northwest Frontier Province invaded Kashmir with the support of Pakistan's government. Consequently, the Maharaja left Srinagar, and Indian troops were airlifted in, although ill-prepared for the cold and altitude. Pakistan responded with its own campaign. India approached the United Nations to broker a ceasefire, which became effective on January 1st, 1949. This ceasfire established a line of control but no final border. In 1962, China attacked India in the oxide chin region of Kashmir and easily defeated India's poorly equipped Himalayan troops. China still retains control of the oxide Chin today. Encouraged by China's success, Pakistan sent troops across the line of control dressed as Kashmiri locals. This resulted in a brief and inconclusive fighting. On September 22nd, both sides agreed to a UN-backed ceasefire. Another brief war broke out in 1971, this time over East Pakistan. East Pakistan seceded, and ten million refugees fled into West Bengal. With India's help, Bangladesh was born. In 1999, both India and Pakistan successfully tested nuclear weapons, and full-scale war was narrowly avoided...