India & Pakistan

Hurdles to peace

Print edition : September 06, 2013

Chief of the Army Staff General Bikram Singh (centre), Lt General Sanjiv Chachra (left) and Lt General D.S. Hooda (right) in Jammu on August 7, saluting the coffins of the soldiers killed on the LoC. Photo: By SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Activists of the Indian Youth Congress protesting outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on August 7. Photo: RAVEENDRAN/AFP

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He says the tension has to be defused. Photo: FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP

Defence Minister A.K. Antony came under pressure for stating that the killings were carried out by Paksitani non-state actors. Photo: Vivek Bendre

The recent killing of Indian soldiers on the LoC and the strong reaction to this from India’s government and media, which see the hand of the Pakistan Army in the incident, make the resumption of bilateral peace talks difficult.

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