The Heat examines increasing conflicts between Pakistan, India

The Heat

India and Pakistan have fought three major wars since 1947. Two of those were over the disputed border in the state of Kashmir. A series of recent skirmishes has many worried about the start of yet another conflict. What started this latest escalation? Who started it? And how can the situation be defused? We have both the Indian and Pakistani perspectives on The Heat.

The two nations exchanged mortar and gunfire this month, the worst violation to date following a 2003 ceasefire. At least 20 civilians were killed and dozens wounded. Both nations have blamed each other for inciting the violence. The firing has stopped for now but tensions remain high between the two neighbors. For the latest, we’re joined by CCTV America’s reporters Shweta Bajaj in New Delhi and Danial Khan in Islamabad.

The Heat examines increasing conflicts between Pakistan, India

The Heat examines increasing conflicts between Pakistan, India

The two nations exchanged mortar and gunfire this month, the worst violation to date following a 2003 ceasefire. At least 20 civilians were killed and dozens wounded. Both nations have blamed each other for inciting the violence. The firing has stopped for now but tensions remain high between the two neighbors. For the latest, we’re joined by CCTV America’s reporters Shweta Bajaj in New Delhi and Danial Khan in Islamabad.

The Heat speaks to M.J. Akbar from New Delhi about India’s perspective int he conflict. He is an author, journalist and national spokesperson of the BJP, the current ruling party in India.

M.J. Akbar talks about conflict between India and Pakistan

M.J. Akbar talks about conflict between India and Pakistan

The Heat speaks to M.J. Akbar from New Delhi about India's perspective int he conflict. He is an author, journalist and national spokesperson of the BJP, the current ruling party in India.

Also joining the Heat to discuss Pakistan’s views on the dispute are former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.K., Akbar Ahmed, and the Director of South Asia programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Moeed Yusuf.

Akbar Ahmed, Moeed Yusef discuss Pakistan’s perspective in conflicts with India

Akbar Ahmed, Moeed Yusef discuss Pakistan’s perspective in conflicts with India

Also joining the Heat to discuss Pakistan's views on the dispute are former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.K., Akbar Ahmed, and the Director of South Asia programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Moeed Yusuf.