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THE INDIA–PAKISTAN PEACE PROCESS: INCREMENTAL PROGRESS?

Satyabrat Sinha

India–Pakistan relations have been in a state of constant flux. The ceasefire on the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir and the general warm rhetoric flowing across the Radcliffe Line in 2005 marked a radical transformation in the state of India-Pakistan relations. However, the bitterness creeps into the relationship after every terrorist attack, sparking accusations and counter-accusations that tend to hinder the peace process. The current developments are even more striking if viewed against the nine-month military standoff following the 13 December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament. India-Pakistan relations in recent times—starting from the Lahore peace initiative ...

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