India has threatened to ensure “complete isolation” of Pakistan after a suicide bomber killed 46 paramilitary police in Indian-administered Kashmir. Politicians claim to have “incontrovertible evidence” of Pakistan’s involvement but have not provided it. Customs duty has now been raised to 200% on all goods from across the border, an effective ban. It will hit Pakistan badly which is struggling economically and is only this week welcoming Mohammed bin Salman from Saudi Arabia with the hopes of attracting investment.
There’s nothing too dramatic showing on the main charts though Pakistan does have tr Uranus moving into its 8th house of joint finances exactly now, starting a seven year phase of economic ups and downs. Though there are fractious and explosively angry Mars midpoints being elbowed by tr Pluto in opposition exactly now and on and off till the year end.
And if the elective start times are accurate then the composite midheaven (= joint direction) is under heavy challenges till the year end; and there’ll be a re-set of the relationship after some jolts from mid this year onwards.
Imran Khan’s Premiership chart, 18 August 2018 always looked volatile and crisis-ridden with Mars on the IC opposition Node square a 7th house Uranus pointing to sudden separations in neighbouring relationships. Tr Uranus is exactly square the Mars now and moving to conjunct the Uranus in a few weeks’ time, repeating into 2020 – so the rift may not heal quickly.
I’m never popular when I point back to the old First Unification chart of India under Queen Victoria, of 1 January 1877, but it does seem to still hold validity. The major Gujarat earthquake some years back showed up more clearly on it than the modern India chart. And that 1877 chart is highly stressed through this year and next.
Kashmir is the subject of territorial dispute between India, Pakistan and China.