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Signs of New Tension Emerge in India-Pakistan Peace Effort

Seven months after India and Pakistan began a peace effort, signs of strain are emerging. Pakistani officials are expressing growing frustration over the failure of the two countries to engage in a detailed discussion of Kashmir, the disputed territory over which the nuclear-armed neighbors nearly fought a third war in 2002. Indian officials, saying the process should not be rushed, accuse Pakistan of failing to dismantle militants’ camps and charge that the infiltration of Pakistani-backed militants into the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir has resumed in recent weeks. American diplomats, who also called for the dismantling of training camps earlier this month, say they continue to back the peace efforts strongly. A peace agreement between India and Pakistan is considered vital to stabilizing Pakistan and Afghanistan, two major fronts in the American-led effort to curb terrorism.Full Story

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