Jammu and Kashmir
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Jammu and Kash·mir(kăsh′mîr′, kăsh-mîr′)
1. Popularly known as Kashmir A region and former princely state of South Asia, in areas controlled by present-day India, Pakistan, and China. Part of the Mughal Empire after 1587, it was annexed by British India in 1846 and divided between India and Pakistan after fierce fighting (1947-1948). Both India and Pakistan continue to claim jurisdiction over most of Jammu and Kashmir, and India disputes China's occupation (since the 1950s) of the largely uninhabited eastern portion of the region.
2. A state of extreme northern India between Pakistan and China in the disputed region of the same name. Jammu and Srinagar are its capitals.
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Jammu and Kashmir
(Placename) the official name for the part of Kashmir under Indian control
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kash•mir(ˈkæʒ mɪər, ˈkæʃ-)
Kash•mir(ˈkæʃ mɪər, ˈkæʒ-, kæʃˈmɪər, kæʒ-)
1. Also, Cashmere. a region in SW Asia, in N India: sovereignty in dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.
2. Official name, Jammu and Kashmir. the part of this region occupied by India, forming a state in the Indian union. 7,718,700; ab. 53,500 sq. mi. (138,000 sq. km).Cap.: Srinagar (summer); Jammu (winter).
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|Noun||1.||Jammu and Kashmir - an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India|
Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami, Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami, HUJI - an extremist militant group in Pakistan occupied Kashmir that seeks an Islamic government and that has had close links and fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan
Line of Control - a 450-mile line that is supposed to indicate the boundary between the part of Kashmir controlled by India and the part controlled by Pakistan
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Mustagh, Mustagh Range - a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak
Nanga Parbat - a mountain in the Himalayas in Kashmir (26,660 feet high)
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