World Cultures PowerPoint Chap 10-1 By: Bill N. India and the Subcontinent Relations between Today, both nations India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons remain tense. and the situation They fight over the remains tense. Kashmir region, which controls the source of irrigation water. The people that live in Kashmir are mostly Muslims who favor Islamic Pakistan. India and the World During the Cold War, India also has strained India chose relations with China, nonalignment. who occupies the While it rejected Tibet region just north military alliance from of India. either the Soviet This is why India Union or the United continues to develop States, it accepted aid nuclear weapons. from both. Pakistan and the World Unlike India who Pakistan is also chose friendly with Muslim Middle East countries. nonalignment, It has ties with Pakistan took a Turkey, and Iran. anti-communist stance during the Cold War. It saw the Soviet Union as a threat. Afghanistan and the World Afghanistan was The Taliban protected invaded and ruled by Osama Bin Laden. After the Soviet Union for 10 the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the years. U.S. launched a campaign When Soviet troops to overthrow the Taliban. withdrew, battles for A new Afghan government power were fought. is now in place, but the The Taliban gained country is still not in control. peace.