India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol in front of the golden jubilee gate at the Wagah border, on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Amritsar (REUTERS/Munish Sharma).


Tensions Rising in South Asia

November 5, 2014, Bruce Riedel

The recent suicide bombing of Wagah, the only road border crossing between India and Pakistan, was intended to create a crisis and perhaps even a war between the two nuclear-weapons states, writes Bruce Riedel. In response, Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif should build dozens more such road crossings, argues Riedel, to improve trade and communications, as well as relations between the two countries.

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