What is the Instrument of Accession?

The instrument of Accession of Jammu Kashmir to India was signed by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Maharaja Hari Singh on 26 October 1947. And it was accepted by the Governor-General of India, Lord Mountbatten, on 27 October 1947. Under this, the state surrendered only three subjects (defence, external affairs and communications) to the Dominion of India. 

Further Reading :

To read more about Article 370, check the linked article. 

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