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From Line of Control to Line of Commerce

Trade resumed across the Line of Control in divided Jammu and Kashmir in October 2008 after 61 years. Despite its implications for the wider region, there has been surprisingly little research to determine the nature and impact of this trade. A recent study attempted to gauge progress over the last few years and the response of traders to the new trade dispensation.

From Line of Control discussed bet ween India and Pakistan, it is the cross-LoC trade that has had the maxi to Line of Commerce Altaf Hussain Kira mum impact. The authorities must recognise that trade volumes have increased despite trade being on barter terms, and despite a lack of proper communication channels, absence of a banking system, dearth of legal


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