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Meeting at the middle ground – Kashmir issue

October 14, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

S.O.S. Kashmir

History has shown the neighbours can agree on trade and visas. Demilitarisation and self-government are also achievable.

It is a surreal experience to look back through old newspapers published in India and Pakistan. Dog-eared pages from the past have headlines which echo events today. Peace is always about to break out between the two countries, yet war is just around the corner. Delhi and Islamabad are always talking about talking with each other, but rarely ever doing it for real.

“Intractable” is the word most often used to describe the relationship between India and Pakistan, at the heart of which is the dispute over the territory of Jammu and Kashmir, larger in size than France. India and Pakistan have fought four wars, three of them over Pakistan’s desire to capture Kashmir Valley, held by India.

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown extreme keenness in India’s foreign policy towards the…

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