The year is 1999 and pressures are mounting at the Indo-Pakistani border. There have been troop movements on both sides of the border coupled with regular firing. This is in complete violation of the ceasefire that the two countries have agreed to and now it is upto both Cabinets to take a decision as to how to resolve the conflict. The Pakistani Cabinet is particularly under pressure as India has accused it of moving troops into Indian Territory and there is mounting International pressure on Pakistan to pull back. However, this Cabinet must not rush to a decision. They have to consider the past and future of India-Pakistan relations before taking any steps forward as well as the International reactions that might result from any action taken.

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Chair
Aditya seth

Crisis Director
raul gulrajani

Hi! My name is Aditya Seth and I am a second year from Mumbai, India. I am very passionate about international relations and have been involved in Model UN since the 9th grade with VAMUN XXXVII will be my eleventh conference. I plan on applying to the McIntire School of Commerce and majoring in Finance and Management. Outside the classroom, I am a member of the model UN travel team and part of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity. I'm also a part of the Global Greeters Program wherein I'm involved with helping International students settle in at UVA. Being from India myself, this committee topic is something that is very close to me as I've heard it being talked about throughout my childhood. Moreover, since the Kargil War was the last war fought between India and Pakistan, it has implications that linger on even today.

Hi! My name is Aditya Seth and I am a second year from Mumbai, India. I am very passionate about international relations and have been involved in Model UN since the 9th grade with VAMUN XXXVII will be my eleventh conference. I plan on applying to the McIntire School of Commerce and majoring in Finance and Management. Outside the classroom, I am a member of the model UN travel team and part of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity. I'm also a part of the Global Greeters Program wherein I'm involved with helping International students settle in at UVA. Being from India myself, this committee topic is something that is very close to me as I've heard it being talked about throughout my childhood. Moreover, since the Kargil War was the last war fought between India and Pakistan, it has implications that linger on even today.

Hi! My name is Raul Gulrajani and I’m a second year in the College of Arts and Sciences. I grew up in Mumbai, India. My primary interests include playing and watching soccer, listening to music, reading about economics, watching stand-up comedy and watching the ‘Ocean’s’ trilogy repeatedly. In terms of music, I’m especially inclined to Kanye, Coldplay and the Chainsmokers. My favorite cities are Madrid, New York and London. Work wise, I hope to either major in Economics or Commerce and have a deep interest in the business of sport. I’ve been involved in Model UN since high school and have really enjoyed the experience so far. I’ve met more people than I count can through it and have made friendships which I hope will last long. Its been a phenomenal experience so far and I can only hope VAMUN adds to it. The reason I chose to do this committee besides the fact that I’m Indian is due to the growing relevance of the incessant conflict between India and Pakistan. I enjoy discussing historical conflicts in a Model UN conference to see the kind of solutions we can come up with using the power of hindsight. I sincerely hope you enjoy discussing this topic and look forward to meeting all of you in November!

Hi! My name is Raul Gulrajani and I’m a second year in the College of Arts and Sciences. I grew up in Mumbai, India. My primary interests include playing and watching soccer, listening to music, reading about economics, watching stand-up comedy and watching the ‘Ocean’s’ trilogy repeatedly. In terms of music, I’m especially inclined to Kanye, Coldplay and the Chainsmokers. My favorite cities are Madrid, New York and London. Work wise, I hope to either major in Economics or Commerce and have a deep interest in the business of sport. I’ve been involved in Model UN since high school and have really enjoyed the experience so far. I’ve met more people than I count can through it and have made friendships which I hope will last long. Its been a phenomenal experience so far and I can only hope VAMUN adds to it. The reason I chose to do this committee besides the fact that I’m Indian is due to the growing relevance of the incessant conflict between India and Pakistan. I enjoy discussing historical conflicts in a Model UN conference to see the kind of solutions we can come up with using the power of hindsight. I sincerely hope you enjoy discussing this topic and look forward to meeting all of you in November!