Westerners should be pay more attention to this rarely reported upon "Kashmiri Independence" conflict because this remote pile of rocks in South Asia would seem to be the most likely and strategically convenient (as far away from "us" as possible) location for modern humans to try a limited nuclear weapons exchange and see what happens? Let's face it, BIG Oil and it's military subsidiaries won't ever risk entombing all of the precious, Middle Eastern oil under a desert vaporized into a sea of glass.
Many corporatized military analysts are whispering fanciful notions into the ears of lobby-fed politicians and CEOs detailing epic scenarios of how poor, innocent, Western (Corporations) Civilization would prevail by overcoming the tribulations thrust upon them by some senseless, reckless, selfish, Indo-Pakistani conflict and its subsequent global Nuclear Winter...talk about not only eliminating the competition in the global marketplace, but also enjoying a judgement-free alibi, and positive exposure to some very exciting marketing and future brand building opportunities.
But there is more to this world than money, politics, and religion, and one cannot ignore the dark side in this equation because not only could the secular side of the Powers That Be sell this as a "wasn't-our-fault" war to it's constituents, but the One True church would also gently dismiss any responsibility for the hell-bound plight of those poor, godforsaken, Asians because technically most of the 2.5 Billion souls were non-believers; Hindu-Indians, Muslim-Pakistanis, and worst of all, I mean most tragic, those collaterally damaged Chinese were Atheists!
Modern heathens tend to forget that "many here among us" believe that the New (Christian) World is not only God's favorite part of the entire universe, but it is also the very zenith and purpose of human history in its entirety. Therefore it stands to reason that The West would inherit the toasty warm, freshly vacated, soil of the "New 'Old' World" after it was "left behind", as the inevitable reward of some providential manifestation of Destiny.