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Border raids give India-Pakistan peace process a reality check

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But Pakistani military analyst Ayesha Siddiqa says that the Line of Control skirmish and the new Pakistani military doctrine are both being overplayed by the Indian media.

“The talk of a new military doctrine is based on questionable reports,” she says, adding, “The peace process has not achieved anything substantial so far and it is obvious that both peace and anti-peace lobbies would be at work. It is important to not see small tremors as major shifts. The Pakistani Army may realize that the scope for adventurism in Kashmir is limited but India remains the major conventional military threat for it.”

The United States expressed concern Monday about the skirmish. "We urge both sides to take steps to end exchanges of fire and to resume normal trade and travel across the Line of Control," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters.

 
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