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Ring the doorbell and run: How nuclear rivals India, Pak harass each other

The alleged tit-for-tat harassment reflects a broader deterioration of India-Pakistan relations in recent years

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Iain Marlow | Bloomberg 

Ringing the doorbell in the middle of the night and running away. Obscene phone calls. Cutting off power and water supplies.

Car chases, aggressive confrontations and children intimidated. It might sound like an acrimonious neighborhood dispute, and in some ways it is. But the neighbors, in this case, are the nuclear-armed geopolitical rivals India and Pakistan, who have fought three wars since the partition of India in 1947 and still trade fire across a de facto border in disputed Kashmir. In recent days, the foreign ministries of both countries have alleged the other side is ...

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First Published: Fri, March 16 2018. 10:56 IST
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