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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: September 2019

8 - ‘Tough men wanted’

from Part 1 - Actor and observer

Summary

By mid-1951, diplomatic efforts to resolve the Kashmir problem had dissolved. It was now up to the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (Unmogip) to monitor the Cease Fire Line (CFL) in the hope that some further means of resolving the problem might eventuate. There was, however, no resolution, and the observers were still in place well into the twenty-first century. The Australians, who joined Unmogip in January 1952, were to play a major role in Kashmir until 1985, when the Australian Government withdrew its contingent.