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    Pakistan, India set for historic talks on the road to peace

    Let's wish both sides succcess, especially as now the dispute over Kashmir will be at top of the agenda.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3486731.stm

    India, Pakistan set for key talks

    Senior Indian officials have arrived in Pakistan to launch the two nuclear-armed rivals' first formal talks in nearly three years. Disputed Kashmir will be high on the agenda of three days of discussions in the capital Islamabad, designed to pave the way for peace talks.

    India and Pakistan have fought two wars over Kashmir since independence in 1947, but a ceasefire is now in effect. The officials aim to launch a dialogue on a broad range of issues on Monday. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee met last month on the fringes of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (Saarc) forum in Islamabad. The leaders agreed the talks would focus on all contentious issues affecting bilateral ties. Such a "composite dialogue" was previously opposed by Pakistan, which had demanded Kashmir be tackled before other matters.
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