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India and Pakistan upbeat as Kashmir ceasefire intact

India vowed to strengthen a fragile peace process with Pakistan as Islamabad hailed a ceasefire between the rival armies across the Kashmiri borders as a “good beginning.” Officials on both sides said Thursday that no violations of the ceasefire had been reported since it started midnight Tuesday. Police in Indian Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar, however, reported nine deaths in clashes between rebels and security forces. Both New Delhi and pro-Pakistani rebels have said there will be no truce in Indian Kashmir, where an anti-India insurgency has raged since 1989 at a cost of tens of thousands of lives. Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said he was keen to meet his Pakistani counterpart Zafarullah Jamali on the sidelines of a South Asian summit in Islamabad in January. Full Story

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