Rare documents, photographs of Kashmir showcased
New Delhi Jan 11 (IANS) Rare documents like The Treaty of Lahore (March 1846) The Treaty of Amritsar (March 1846) the Instrument of Accession (October 1947) Standstill Agreement between India and Pakistan and the Princely states of British India are being showcased in an exhibition.
Titled "India@70: The Jammu and Kashmir Saga" the exhibition has been curated by National Archives of India to mark the occasion of 70 years of accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India.
The History Division of the Ministry of Defence has contributed by providing valuable inputs and rare operational records including war diaries and dispatches of Jammu and Kashmir Operations (1947-48) in public domain for the first time.
The exhibition inaugurated by Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma on Thursday gives a chance to take a peep into the 1947-48 period with original letters telegrams and rare documents.
Accompanying these are rare vintage photographs documentaries maps soldiers maps newspapers reports and a large number of books on Kashmir.
The exhibition being showcased at the National Archives of India will end on February 10.