India! The country with amazing diversity and wonders has many champions. All these are real facts and real records. Most of them are certified by authentic record books like Guiness Book of Records & Limca Book of Records. I am trying to tabulate as many as I can. Please help me in my efforts by adding more facts and records.

Sunday, June 30, 2013


Jammu and Kashmir, once only known for its picturesque beauty, continues to have a mention in the Guinness Book of  World Records as the most militarised zone and the longest pending dispute on the planet earth. The book says that occupied Kashmir has made its place in the facts book for four reasons and all the reasons are linked to the pending dispute.

Ever since the independence of India & Pakistan from the colonial rule of the British, they have locked horns over the occupation of Kashmir. Since the partition of sub continent, Kashmir which was a princely state, became a bone of contention between India and Pakistan. Both the nuclear-armed countries claim the territory but rule it in parts since 1947. India and Pakistan have fought two wars over the territory, and are usually at loggerheads over everything related to Kashmir.
Guinness says up to 1 million troops stare at each other across the Line of Control which separates Indian administered and Pakistani administered parts of Jammu and Kashmir state.

According to the CIA world book, the dispute between China, India and Pakistan over the issue of Kashmir has made it the largest and the most militarized territorial dispute in the world. In 1989, armed insurgency in Kashmir began and India & Pakistan has since deployed an estimated 1 million troops in the region. The Guinness book of records adds that at any one time, up to 1 million troops confront each other across the Line of Control.

Experts say the silence of international community over the sufferings of Kashmiri people has resulted into more repression. Kashmir has made its place in the facts book for four reasons and all the reasons are linked to the pending dispute , the book says, Kashmir is the World’s highest battle field and largest militarized zone . It has also the highest number of military bases in the world and finally the lengthiest speech in the United Nations was given over the dispute of Kashmir. It lasted for 8 hours.

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