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Indian warships riding at anchor in Bombay?s naval port

INDIA
Back from the Brink in the Kashmir Conflict
India lifted its five-month ban on pakistani commercial aircraft flying through its airspace and ordered its five battleships back to port from the Arabian Sea. In a further effort to reduce tensions with its nuclear armed neighbor, India resumed diplomatic relations by selecting its new High Commissioner to Pakistan. While these moves coincided with the arrival in the region of U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Indian officials said they came in response to indications that terrorist infiltration into Indian-administered Kashmir had slowed or stopped in the past two...

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