The Kashmir conflict started between India and Pakistan after the Maharaja of Kashmir Hari Singh acceded to India – despite it being a Muslim majority area. This research aims to study the history of the Kashmir conflict and the policies adopted by India and Pakistan from a realist perspective. Haleema Bhatti believes that for national interests and state survival, both states have tried their best to maximise their power and dominance in the region.
Haleema Bhatti is pursuing her MPhil in Political Science from Forman Christian College and has done her bachelor's in international relations from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. Her research interests lie in South Asian and religious politics.