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Indo–Pakistani War of 1965
Part of the Indo–Pakistani war and conflicts
Kashmir region 2004.jpg
Geopolitical map of Kashmir provided by American CIA, ca. 2004
Date August – 23 September 1965
Location Western Front

Eastern Front

  • India-East Pakistan border
Result
  • Inconclusive; United Nations mandated ceasefire.
  • No permanent territorial changes (see Tashkent Declaration)

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 was a culmination of skirmishes that took place between April 1965 and September 1965 between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of India. This conflict became known as the Second Kashmir War fought by India and Pakistan over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, the first having been fought in 1947. The war began following Pakistan's Operation Gibraltar, which was designed to infiltrate forces into Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency against illegal rule by India. The five-week war caused thousands of casualties on both sides. It ended in a United Nations (UN) mandated ceasefire and the subsequent issuance of the Tashkent Declaration.

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