India Pak Cease Agreement

Perhaps this Indian reaction is only part of the country`s grand strategy of pressuring and isolating Pakistan, otherwise it is quite difficult to understand why India would not be willing to formalize the 2003 ceasefire, when ceasefire violations have remained one of New Delhi`s main concerns. The only justification that could be offered is for India to refuse any third-party participation in the Kashmir conflict, referring to the 1972 Simla Agreement. It could therefore oppose the extension of UNMOGIP to monitor the ceasefire. But formalizing the 2003 ceasefire does not necessarily require the extension of UNMOGIP and some security analysts in India are even in favor of neutral monitoring of UNMOGIP. . . .

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