KUWAIT, Dec 30 (KUNA) -- India and Pakistan fought wars over the disputed Kashmir province, and each nation claims sovereignty over the region.
The dispute continues to be a thorny issue between the two nuclear neighboring countries.
Following are events related to the province in 2019.
Jan. 3: Four Individuals -- Three gunmen and one policeman -- were killed in clashes in the district of Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir state.
Feb. 10: Indian military announced the death of five gunmen during clashes in Jammu and Kashmir.
Feb. 14: Gunmen targeted Indian convoy in Pulwama district in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir and killed Indian 40 soldiers.
Feb. 18: Nine soldiers and policemen were killed in the Indian controlled part of Jammu and Kashmir during clashes with gunmen.
Feb. 24: Two Indian soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in clashes with gunmen in Kulgam district of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Feb. 27: Pakistan said that its air force downed two Indian jet fighters violating its airspace over Kashmir. An Indian piolet was apprehended after his plane was downed.
Feb. 27: India announced a member of its air force was killed in a plane crash in the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir province.
March 2: Four Pakistani soldiers were killed in a shootout with Indian forces over the line of control on the disputed borders of Jammu and Kashmir.
March 3: Three Indian civilians were killed in a Pakistani military shelling over Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.
April 2: Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in clashes with Indian soldiers along the line of control in the dispute borders of Jammu and Kashmir.
April 6: Indian police said that two gunmen were killed while an Indian soldier was slain in separate clashes in Jammu and Kashmir state.
April 10: Gunmen infiltrated Indian-controlled areas of Jammu and Kashmir and assassinated a Hindu leader.
April 13: Indian police killed two gunmen linked to clashes at Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir.
April 25: Gunmen slain by Indian police during Anantnag district clashes in Jammu and Kashmir.
May 16: Nine people were killed in clashes between Indian military and separatists an Indian-controlled area in Jammu and Kashmir.
May 30: One person was killed and over 50 were injured in rallies held in the Indian portion of the Jammu and Kashmir province.
Aug. 2: India refused offer by US President Donald Trump to mediate between Islamabad and New Delhi on the matter of Jammu and Kashmir.
Aug. 3: Indian forces killed four gunmen in separate clashes within Jammu and Kashmir.
Aug. 4: Pakistan accused India of using forbidden cluster bomb, leading to the death of two individuals and injury of 11 others in Kashmir province.
Aug. 5: India canceled article 370 connected with the Kashmir province's status of autonomy.
Aug. 5: Indian imposed strict security measures in its areas of Jammu and Kashmir in reaction to mass protests contesting the canceling of the special status of province in accordance article 370 of constitution.
Aug. 7: Pakistan countered strict Indian security measures over its areas of Jammu and Kashmir, implementing similar standards over training transportation between the two nations.
Aug. 9: India called on Pakistan not to meddle with its internal affairs and accepted Indian measures over its parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Aug. 21: Indian forces eliminated an extremist leader in Indian-controlled area clashes of Jammu and Kashmir. The first incident of its kind since New Delhi's cancellation of article 370 concerning the status of the province.
Sept. 27: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accused India at the UN of preparing to a bloodbath in Jammu and Kashmir.
Oct. 10: Pakistani military announced death of soldier and two civilians in gun shooting with Indian soldiers on the line of control in the Jammu and Kashmir province
Oct. 20: Pakistan announced death of six people in clashes with Indian military on the line of control in the Jammu and Kashmir province.
Oct. 29: Indian police announced death of five laborers by hand of gunmen in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Oct. 31: India officially announced the separation of Jammu and Kashmir into two provinces Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. The two provinces are under New Delhi's direct control.
Nov. 4: One person killed and 15 others injured in a hand grenade attack on a vegetable market in Srinagar.
Nov. 26: Two persons killed and seven others wounded in a hand grenade attack in Indian-administered Kashmir. (end)