Pakistani Air Force pilots display their skills during rehearsal for the Defence Day ceremony, or Pakistan's Memorial Day in Islamabad, Pakistan, September 4, 2015. Pakistan will celebrate its Defence Day on September 6. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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Pakistan Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of its second war with arch-rival India, weeks after the two nuclear powers faced off in some of their deadliest skirmishes for over a decade.Every year Pakistan celebrates September 6 as "Defense Day" with the media eulogizing the powerful army for thwarting Indian "aggression".But there is widespread agreement among historians that the conflict began after Pakistani forces infiltrated the Indian-administered part of the disputed mountainous territory of Kashmir.Since gaining independence from Britain in 1947, the two countries have fought three wars -- two of them over Kashmir.
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