Because of its close relations with Armenia's adversaries (Turkey and Azerbaijan), Pakistan has been reluctant to recognize the Armenian Genocide and maintains that during the war a large number of Armenians and Muslims were killed. Being the second country after Turkey to recognize Azerbaijan, Pakistan has close relations with Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan supports Pakistan's stand on the Kashmir conflict. Armenia has friendly relations with India, and recognises Kashmir as part of India. Armenia's close relations with India have severely hindered its relations with Pakistan.