Title Shadow War: An Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Vij Books India Pvt. Ltd. 2009
Seller ID 103306
A definitive and very timely history of the Kashmiri jihad by Pakistan's leading reporter. For nearly sixty years, India and Pakistan have battled over the territory of Kashmir. The two nuclear-armed states have fought three bloody wars in the region, but the countries have also fought in the shadows.Having interviewed a thousand militants in war-torn Kashmir, Arif Jamal presents a news-breaking account of Pakistan's secret battles with India. From the early 1980s, when the Kashmiri conflict lurked in the background of the CIA's proxy war in Afghanistan, to the eruption of insurgent violence in 1988, to recent Kashmiri connections to terrorist financing and training, Jamal brings much to light. Shadow Wars reveals that the Pakistani military has trained nearly half a million insurgents and, as a matter of defense policy, continued the conflict in Kashmir at great human cost. Jamal also documents how CIA money destined for the Afghan mujahideen was funneled to Kashmiri jihadis, leading to a twenty-year insurgency rarely discussed in Western media.Printed Pages: 304.
Shadow War: An Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir Arif Jamal