between India and Pakistan began August 15, 1947, when Great Britain
dismantled its Indian Empire and partitioned India into two independent
The partitioning initially caused extensive rioting as Hindus and Muslims were caught on the wrong side of newly-drawn borders. In recent years, with the two countries becoming nuclear powers, the bitter rivalry has intensified into a full-blown arms race.
Click the links above for a chronological look at the history of the India-Pakistan dispute.