Declassified documents are a great vantage point for understanding global governance, current security concerns and the international market. The introduction to the book provides a comprehensive view of world politics. The documents cover not only US-India bilateral relations during the formative years, but US relations with colonial powers as well. The text, as a whole, provides the context of current international relations. These documents were collected from the Presidential Libraries - FDR to Carter, White House Papers, National Security Council, Office of Strategic Services, Central Intelligence Agency, selections from Foreign Relations (Department's Diplomatic Papers, US Agency for International Development, Divisional Reports of the Department of State, and cables from several US embassies.
The documents cover seven topics chronologically: US Foreign Policy; US and UK relations; US and USSR in the near and far-East; Nehru; India's Foreign Policy, India & Pakistan; and, Aid. The book provides its reader an in-depth documentation of the history of US/India relations based on archival declassified material sourced from the United States.
The volume is the first in a series to provide declassified documents spanning the Franklin Roosevelt - Carter years. Other volumes in the series will explore Indo-China relations; Indo-Pak conflicts of 1965 and 1971; Kashmir; Nuclear Proliferation, and the Soviet and Chinese influence on Indo-US relations as well.
Chapter Seven: India and Pakistan
India and Pakistan
PUBLISHED ON 14 SEPTEMBER 1951
Department of State
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE
HARRY S TRUMAN LIBRARY
President's Secretary's Files
PROBABLE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE KASHMIR DISPUTE TO THE END OF 1951
The intelligence organizations of the Departments of State, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Joint Staff participated in the preparation of this estimate. All members of the Intelligence Advisory Committee concurred in his estimate on 10 September.
Probable development in Kashmir dispute to the end of 1951
To estimate probable developments in the Kashmir dispute during 1951, with particular reference to the possible use of armed force and to indicate the consequences for US security interests of war between India and Pakistan.
India and Pakistan have once again reached a critical state of tension over Kashmir. ...