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Why the tensions between India and Pakistan are unlikely to ease anytime soon

There would seem to be near unanimity in India that Pakistan has been dealt a major blow by India’s military actions. In Pakistan, there would seem to be near unanimity that India has done nothing of the sort

By Gareth Price  

A member of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) stands near the fragment of crashed Indian military aircraft in central Kashmir. Photo: PA

For a long time, third countries have attempted to “de-hyphenate” India and Pakistan, attempting to build their relationships with both separately, rather than see one through the prism of the other.

India and Pakistan, however, appear not to have been so successful in doing so. The latest outbreak of hostilities follows a familiar pattern whereby India is attacked by militants ostensibly linked to the Pakistan state,…

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