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Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar speaks with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Chaudhry during a meeting at the foreign ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 3, 2015 (AP photo by Aamir Qureshi).

Hard-line Politics in India and Pakistan Stymie Deeper Trade Ties

By Shehzad H. Qazi
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The elections of Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi in Pakistan and India had raised hopes for better economic relations between the two countries. But once again, trade normalization and greater economic integration have fallen victim to nationalist politics and parochial interests. more