I am starting this thread to get answers to my few questions, and to gain more information on POK and its importance to india. 1. What is the importance of POK for india in terms to strategy, natural resources (water, minerals) and our access routes to other countries ? As we know keeping control of Indian kashmir gives us the control of water flowing in pakistan. Does POK too has the capability to give such a trump card ? 2. When and how did we actually lost POK, and if it was of any importance for india, how could we be so careless to loose it in first place ? 3. What are the chances or further scenarios in which it would be possible for india to take over POK ?