South Asia Monitor: India-Pakistan Peace Talks: Slow Progress - October 01, 2004
October 1, 2004
After their September 24 meeting, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf publicly highlighted their interest in achieving real results from their dialogue. The two countries’ most important accomplishment is the 10-month cease-fire between India and Pakistan. Their formal relations have now come back to where they were before the Agra Summit in 2001 set them on a long decline. Their dialogue on specific issues, however, has moved slowly since it was launched in January 2004. The leaders’ call for real results is important, but achieving them will require more imagination and greater willingness to revise old policies than either side has demonstrated thus far.