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IPFS News Link • General Opinion

India, Pakistan, and a Planet in Peril

• by Dilip Hiro

It's still the most dangerous border on Earth. Yet compared to the recent tweets of President Donald Trump, it remains a marginal news story. That doesn't for a moment diminish the chance that the globe's first (and possibly ultimate) nuclear conflagration could break out along that 480-mile border known as the Line of Control (and, given the history that surrounds it, that phrase should indeed be capitalized). The casus belli would undoubtedly be the more than seven-decades-old clash between India and Pakistan over the contested territory of Kashmir. Like a volcano, this unresolved dispute rumbles periodically – as it did only weeks ago – threatening to spew its white-hot lava to devastating effect not just in the region but potentially globally as well.