The Heat: India -Pakistan 75th Anniversary

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In 1947, after 200 years of British-rule, the Indian subcontinent was split into two states known today as India and Pakistan.

The partition forced some 15 million people to migrate, and sectarian violence killed as many as two million. 75 years later, the two nuclear-armed neighbors are still struggling to find a way forward with economic challenges and border disputes.

Joining the discussion:

  • Mohammad-Ali is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities.
  • Victor Gao is a Chair Professor at Soochow University.
  • Chidanand Rajghatta is the Foreign Editor and U.S. Bureau Chef with The Times of India newspaper.
  • Michael Kugelman is the Deputy Director of the Asia Program and Senior Associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center.

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