No 10, Issue 1     


War And Peace: Decoding the Complex Relationship Between India And Pakistan Since 1947



Pages 38-56


This paper investigates the Indo-Pak relationship through the lens of structural realism explaining the conflicting situation which has been going on between them for the past seventy years and has affected their relationship ever since the time of their independence in 1947. Though, sharing the same border, tensions have often risen between two South Asian superpowers at times relating to several changing factors from time to time which have escalated their dispute. The sole motive of this paper has been to closely focus upon these major factors and analyse them through various qualitative approaches in order to explain this complex relationship and how it has deteriorated over these years. As a matter of fact, the paper finally draws upon certain conclusions of instability, armed hostility, vested interests of various international actors and lack of commitment as reasons to prove a sense of suspicion upon one another eventually causing this troubled relationship.


Security Crisis, Anarchy, Armed Hostility, Nuclearization, Diplomacy, Powedynamics.



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