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Pakistani troops in Kashmir listen to a broadcast by President Pervez Musharraf

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New Tensions on the Line of Control
Pakistan began pulling back troops from its border with Afghanistan as President Pervez Musharraf warned that they would be deployed along the Indian frontier if tensions over Kashmir are not defused. Such a move would be largely symbolic, since Pakistan and India already have about a million soldiers along their border. Echoing — and perhaps assuaging — India's feelings, President George W. Bush demanded that Pakistan crack down on Islamic militants slipping across the Line of Control dividing Kashmir. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is to visit the region this...

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