Instrument of Accession (Jammu and Kashmir)
The Instrument of Accession
is a legal document executed by Maharajah
Hari Singh, ruler of the State of Jammu and Kashmir
, on October 26
. It gives control of Jammu and Kashmir to the government of India
The accession was accepted by Mountbatten of Burma, Governor General of India, the following day (October 27, 1947).