LAHORE, Aug 30,2013 (Sumeera Riaz / UPI Next) — Skirmishes between Pakistani and Indian troops along a disputed boundary in the shared region of Kashmir have reignited old tensions just as Pakistan’s new government prepares to resume peace talks with India.
A cease-fire, periodically violated by both sides, has been in place along the Line of Control since 2003. The line, which divides Kashmir between the two countries, was meant to reduce tension in the region. The unofficial border was drawn after the countries fought a second war over control of Kashmir in 1971. Several Muslim separatist groups in the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir have been waging war for independence from India, or union with Pakistan.