Jammu and Kashmir
Its picture-perfect orchards and meadows, lakes and ski slopes have sparked comparisons with Switzerland. But Jammu and Kashmir is also a geopolitical battleground over which India and Pakistan have fought three wars, leaving behind a scarred population that just wants peace. The state also includes Ladakh, a high-altitude desert.
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