Asia: The Decrease-Fire

Perhaps it should be called a decrease-fire. Whatever the word, India and Pakistan last week demonstrated the flexibility of their own, ten-day-old ceasefire. From Kashmir to the Sind, patrols probed at one another, hoping to grab more high ground before the United Nations truce could be properly policed. During the course of the week, India charged Pakistan with 42 violations; Pakistan charged India with 26.

The most blatant:

> At Sundra, a caravansary in the salt wastes of the Thar, Pakistani irregulars were doing their laundry one morning when an Indian 3-in....

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