Q&A: What’s at stake as India-Pakistan tensions rise?

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan face their worst tension in years over the disputed region of Kashmir, with Islamabad saying it shot down two Indian warplanes Wednesday and captured two pilots.

Pakistan immediately shut down its civilian airspace in response.

But how did the relations between these two Asian nations become so bad and what’s at stake in this rapidly worsening conflict that both sides say they want to deescalate?

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