The Heat discusses solutions to India-Pakistan tensions, including Kashmir

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Islamabad and New Delhi have fought three wars since winning independence from British colonial rule in 1947, two of them directly over the disputed Kashmir region. While there has been a renewed push by the international community to find a long-term solution to the region, it’s unclear if the nuclear-armed neighbors will resume talks.

Kashmir lies at the heart of 67-years of hostility between the two countries, and thousands displaced by recent border clashes say it’s still not safe to return home. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has suggested dialogue is critical and during a recent visit to Pakistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry also called on the countries to find a diplomatic solution to Kashmir.

CCTV’s Shweta Bajaj and Danial Khan reported this story from New Delhi and Islamabad.

The Heat discusses solutions to India-Pakistan tensions, including Kasmir

Islamabad and New Delhi have fought three wars since winning independence from British colonial rule in 1947, two of them directly over the disputed Kashmir region. While there has been a renewed push by the international community to find a long-term solution to the region, it's unclear if the nuclear-armed neighbors will resume talks.

The Heat interviewed a panel of experts on the issue:

* Aparna Pande, a research fellow and director of the Hudson Institute’s initiative on the future of India and South Asia.
* Masood Akhtar, a former fighter pilot for the Pakistan Air Force for 33 years who retired in 2005 as a three-star general.
* Michael Kugelman, senior program associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

Aparna Pande, Masood Akhtar, Michael Kugelman discuss India-Pakistan tensions

Islamabad and New Delhi have fought three wars since winning independence from British colonial rule in 1947, two of them directly over the disputed Kashmir region. While there has been a renewed push by the international community to find a long-term solution to the region, it's unclear if the nuclear-armed neighbors will resume talks.

As the United States prepares to withdraw its last troops from Afghanistan, there’s growing concern about Islamic State and al-Qaida. Both groups are said to be recruiting in Kashmir and increased militant activity could further deteriorate the relationship between India and Pakistan. The Heat continues its conversation with the panel.

Aparna Pande, Masood Akhtar, Michael Kugelman discuss Kashmir

Islamabad and New Delhi have fought three wars since winning independence from British colonial rule in 1947, two of them directly over the disputed Kashmir region. While there has been a renewed push by the international community to find a long-term solution to the region, it's unclear if the nuclear-armed neighbors will resume talks.