Asia: A Whiff of Normalization

From camps on the outskirts of West Pakistan's capital of Lahore, retreating Indian soldiers hit the road for the Indian frontier city of Amritsar, 30 miles away. Others manhandled weapons and ammunition down through the snowdrifts of the 8,600-ft. Haji Pir pass. Pakistani units pulled back from the sand dunes of Rajasthan and the villages in the Vale of Kashmir. On both sides of the 1,000-mile border between West Pakistan and India, as the armies fell back, tens of thousands of displaced farmers abandoned makeshift huts and refugee compounds to begin the...

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