India-Pakistan: July 25, 2002


In Kashmir, a rebel tossed a grenade into a bus station, killing one civilian and wounding 18 others. Four similar attacks were made in the last two days. Some 15,000 troops are deployed to protect 100,000 Hindus moving through Kashmir on a religious pilgrimage. 

India is angry because of the increased number of fighters crossing over from Pakistan into Kashmir, and the fact that more of them are foreigners who had previously fought in Afghanistan. In June, some 70 percent of the rebels killed in Kashmir were foreigners. Last year, only 30 percent of the 2,020 rebels killed were foreigners. There were 232 rebel attacks in Kashmir in June, leaving 224 civilians and soldiers dead. So far this month, there have been 122 attacks.  In the first six months of the year, India says 695 armed men have crossed over into Kashmir. 


Article Archive

India-Pakistan: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close