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Soft Border Approach in Kashmir

Both India and Pakistan now recognise the benefits of putting the Kashmir conflict behind them. Pakistan has begun to accept that the LoC is here to stay. Its effort now is make it politically acceptable by getting it signified as a 'soft' border, unlike the rest of the India-Pakistan border. This approach suits India too. A settled but soft border between the two parts of J and K, parallel and cascading autonomy as well as substantial and reciprocal force reduction in both parts will not only address the grievances of the Kashmiris, but also enhance the political and military security of both countries.

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