On the anniversary of the beginning of the airlift of Indian troops to Srinagar - an operation which began at first light on October 27, 1947 - here are links to first-hand accounts of the events of that time.
The poet Rafiq Kathwari has posted fascinating extracts from his father's diary of those days - his father was in Srinagar and a supporter of accession to Pakistan:
Rafiq Kathwari's father was Khawja Gulam Mohammed Kathwari - another extract from the diary that has been posted recounts the scene in Srinagar on 14 August 1947, when Pakistan celebrated its independence:
Kashmir Life tells the story of a clash at the village of Gogo close to Srinagar airport as the airlift of Indian soldiers was getting underway:
And below we're posting the audio of interviews which touch on the events of 27 October 1947