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An Indian soldier keeps watch inside a bunker in disputed Kashmir

INDIA Time-Out from Tension on the Kashmiri Line
Fears of imminent war between India and Pakistan eased slightly, despite more than a week of artillery-fire exchanges across the "line of control" dividing Kashmir, after an impatient India reportedly gave Pakistan two months to rein in Islamic militants and Kashmiri separatists or face attack. The two countries — nuclear powers that have clashed over Kashmir for decades — have mobilized about a million troops along their common border. The European Union's external affairs Commissioner, Chris Patten, was the first of a series of foreign diplomats to arrive in...

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