Musharraf on the Spot

For Pakistan's general turned dictator, the Kashmir crisis with India is the biggest test yet

The Urdu phrase is Shadeed Garmi, extreme heat. It was 120[degrees]F last week in Delhi, 110[degrees] in Islamabad and well over 100[degrees] in Kashmir. For the Indian grenadiers of the J.K. Light Infantry regiment and the Pakistani troopers of the 15th Northern Division entrenched on opposite sides of Kashmir's Line of Control, the torrid weather made for itchy trigger fingers and an eagerness to join the battle--anything would be better than pointlessly sweltering in full battle gear. For Calcutta day laborers and Lahore rickshaw drivers, the unseasonably warm weather meant abandoning the bricklaying or cruising for fares and squatting in the...

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