Nuclear exchange 'most likely' between Pakistan and India: NYT.
LAHORE -- India and Pakistan don't have to be on the brink of war. Negotiators painstakingly put together a way out of the crisis and a road map for resolution of the Kashmir dispute in the mid-2000s, and we need to get back to it. India and Pakistan have alternated between phases of intense hostility and moments of calm since 1947. At various points, their leaders have - although unsuccessfully - sought to find ways to resolve their disputes. The insurgency in Kashmir was ebbing by the mid2000s and India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, and Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, initiated a secret dialogue through trusted aides. In 2014, the Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi became prime minister of India. In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, in September 2014, he announced that India was withdrawing from peace talks with Pakistan until it agreed to talks in 'an atmosphere of peace without a shadow of terrorism.' Modi proceeded to adopt a scorched-earth strategy in Kashmir and closed all doors for dialogue with Kashmiri politicians.
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|Publication:||The Messenger (Karachi, Pakistan)|
|Date:||Mar 9, 2019|
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