Opportunity in Crisis

Channi Anand / AP

Dangerous fault line: Indian soldiers patrol along the border with Pakistan. In early November, Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian positions

In the bloodstained aftermath of the horror in Mumbai, India picks itself up, counting the cost in lives lost, in property destroyed and, most of all, in the scarred psyche of a ravaged nation. But there are other consequences, yet to be measured, that the world will soon be coming to terms with — ones whose impact could extend well beyond India's borders, with implications for the peace and security of the region and the world.

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