Attack inflames tensions between India and Pakistan

Q: A suicide bombing that killed 44 Indian paramilitary police officers in the contested border region of Kashmir has reignited dangerous tensions between India and Pakistan, which are both armed with nuclear weapons. Where are Pakistan and India?

Circle the area on this map

Q: India and Pakistan have fought two wars over Kashmir since the countries gained independence in 1947 from which nation?

A. Britain

B. China

C. France

D. Russia

Q: Fighting in Kashmir erupted right after the 1947 partition, and there was a second war over the region in 1965. The scenic territory is located in which major mountain range?

A. Andes

B. Alps

C. Himalayas

D. Urals

Q: India and Pakistan fought a third war in 1971 when the area known as East Pakistan rebelled and became the independent nation of . . .

A. Bangladesh

B. Maldives

C. Myanmar

D. Sri Lanka

Q: After the Kashmir attack, India said it was going ahead with plans to divert some water flowing into the Indus River, which supplies 80 percent of water for Pakistan’s irrigated agriculture. The Indus River is . . .

A. One of the cradles of civilization

B. Where India got its name

C. Threatened by climate change

D. All of the above

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