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India: Mumbai Terror Attack Creates Tensions between India and Pakistan

Date: December 3rd, 2008 | No Comments

Tensions are high between the governments of India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed at least 171 people and targeted two luxury hotels, a railway station, a popular café and a Jewish center. The attackers came from Pakistan and had been trained in an Islamic militant camp there. [read more]


Date: March 29th, 2005 | No Comments

Hopes are high for a rebound in tourism to Kashmir now that a cease-fire with Pakistan has entered its second year. One of the most powerful Kashmiri insurgent groups trying to wrest control of the state from India and align with Pakistan announced it now welcomes Indian and foreign tourists to Kashmir but said they [read more]


Date: January 20th, 2004 | No Comments

In a further boost to efforts for a lasting peace in Kashmir, normal life is returning to the areas along the so-called Line of Control since the cease-fire by Pakistan was reciprocated by India. Areas that have been off-limits since 1990 are now being rehabilitated. Roads are being repaired by civilians and locals are resuming [read more]


Date: December 3rd, 2003 | No Comments

The rapprochement between India and Pakistan seems to get stronger by the day, with recent news including an agreement to resume air links between the two countries Jan. 1, Pakistan’s president offering to remove all of his troops from Kashmir if India does the same, and a cease-fire now in place in that troubled region. [read more]


Date: May 21st, 2002 | No Comments

Tensions over Kashmir are reaching a boiling point after a suicide bombing at an Indian army camp killed 34 people, including soldiers’ wives and children, May 14. India blames Pakistan for this and many other attacks both in Kashmir and elsewhere in India, and is weighing its response, which could include a military attack. Additional [read more]

India: Disputed Siachen Glacier Now Open for Trekkers, Climbers

Date: September 19th, 2007 | No Comments

The Siachen Glacier on the disputed border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir has one ignoble distinction: it is the world’s highest battlefield. At an altitude ranging from 16,400 to 24,000 feet, the glacier has been in dispute since 1984 when India occupied it. But now India has opened it up to tourists—mostly climbers and [read more]

India and Pakistan

Date: February 22nd, 2005 | No Comments

Sometimes the smallest gesture can represent dramatic progress, and that is what analysts are saying about India and Pakistan agreeing to regular bus service across the ceasefire line in Kashmir. The bus service will run between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad in the Indian- and Pakistani-controlled sections of the disputed state, and is being viewed as a [read more]


Date: December 22nd, 2003 | No Comments

Relations continue to warm between these two long-hostile countries. Train service will be resumed Jan. 15 when the Samjhauta Express begins its twice weekly runs between the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore and the Indian border town of Attari. Train service has been suspended for two years. Air links between the two countries are set [read more]


Date: July 2nd, 2002 | No Comments

Citing a lessening of the high tensions of the past month, the State Department has replaced its warning against all travel to India with a warning to defer all but essential travel here. Non-emergency embassy and consular personnel and family members who left the country have not returned, and tensions could increase at any time. [read more]


Date: May 13th, 2002 | No Comments

Hopes are high for a new era of cooperation between these nations which have been at odds since their partition in 1947. The Indian prime minister traveled by bus to meet his Pakistani counterpart February 20 and inaugurated a new overland route between the two countries. Talks spanned the entire range of concerns, including the [read more]

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