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The Proxy Calculus: Kabul, not Kashmir, Holds the Key to the Indo-Pakistani Relationship

RUSI Journal, Dec 2010, Vol. 155, No. 6 By Rudra Chaudhuri

The subject of Kashmir was side-stepped during President Obama’s recent state visit to New Delhi, but it nevertheless continues to exercise both India and Pakistan, frustrating relations between South Asia’s two nuclear powers. Barriers to its resolution stubbornly remain. Meanwhile, the proxy calculus has shifted to Kabul. Rudra Chaudhuri argues that both international and regional efforts must focus on Indo-Pakistani relations in Afghanistan.

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