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Issue: "NEA: School bully," June 22, 2002
An imperfect peace
57 points | "I think you couldn't say the crisis is over, but I think you could say the tensions are down measurably" between Pakistan and India, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage announced after meetings in New Delhi and Islamabad to ease anxieties after Pakistani raids into the disputed Indian province of Kashmir. Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, first pledged to cut off the flow of Islamic militants across the border. Then India formally announced it was lifting a ban on flights through Indian airspace by Pakistani aircraft. Senior officials in India then added it would return some warships to port and is preparing to name a new ambassador to Pakistan, gestures intended to lessen the threat of war between the two nuclear powers. The nations sought to make peace gestures before a visit from U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who insisted that "each is going to have to be aware that it's not going to be a perfect process."


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