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Dear Sunil

8th January 2002

In seven years at university in the US, I met a great many Indians-and some I still count among my dearest friends. I have seen deep admiration and passionate love develop between Indians and Pakistanis. But what I have almost never seen is agreement on either Kashmir or partition.

So for me, a Pakistani, to try to convince you, an Indian, that my side is right would be futile. What I suggest instead is that both of us lay out our views on Kashmir and see whether there are ways in which we can reach…

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