India-Pakistan: Coming to Terms

Hardcover | July 15, 2010

byAshutosh Misra

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In 60 years the nuclear tipped South Asian enduring rivals, India and Pakistan have fought four wars and were close to a fifth one in 2001. Indo-Pak dyad has been the focal point of countless studies and while discord and conflict are the focus of most studies there have been periods of cooperation that have not been given enough attention. This book is an attempt to dig out the positive aspects of past Indo-Pak engagements and explore the relevant lessons to help resolve the pending issues. The book argues that both came to terms with each after 50 years and created the composite dialogue process in 1997 and by extracting lessons from the history they can resolve their differences even if their overall relations remain hostile.

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In 60 years the nuclear tipped South Asian enduring rivals, India and Pakistan have fought four wars and were close to a fifth one in 2001. Indo-Pak dyad has been the focal point of countless studies and while discord and conflict are the focus of most studies there have been periods of cooperation that have not been given enough atten...

Ashutosh Misra is Research Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute and Associate Investigator at the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, both at Griffith University. He is also Executive Council member of the Australian Institute for International Affairs. Dr. Misra is post-graduate gold-medalist in history from the Banaras H...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.29 × 5.78 × 0.81 inPublished:July 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230619371

ISBN - 13:9780230619371

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Table of Contents

Conceptualizing Enduring Rivalry and Negotiation * Composite Dialogue Process (CDP): A Structured Mechanism for Addressing Indo-Pak Rivalry * Bridge Over Troubled Waters: The Indus Waters Treaty * The Rann of Kutch Dispute and the Resolution Process * Siachen Dispute: A Glacier in Need of Thaw * The Sir Creek Dispute: A Case of Compromise Driven by Common Interests * The Tulbul Navigation Project/Wular Barrage & Storage Project Dispute: A Casualty of Linkage Politics? * Learning from the Past to Address the Present and Shape the Future * Annexure I. Text of the Indus Waters Treaty * Annexure II. Text of the 1965 Ceasefire Agreement.

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"Misra's study examines the often-neglected topic of Indo-Pak cooperation spanning some six decades. Summing up: Recommended. General readers, students of all levels, and researchers."--CHOICE: S. D. Sharma, Unviersity of San Francisco“Ashutosh Misra’s engaging volume will serve as a corrective to the view that India and Pakistan, locked in an enduring and often dangerous rivalry, cannot cooperate. They can and have. How they have done so is described here, illuminated by the insights of negotiation theory. This is a crucial contribution to the literature on India-Pakistan relations.”--Kanti Bajpai, Professor in the Politics and International Relations of South Asia, Oxford University“This book is on a critical and yet less traversed area in the domain of peace and conflict studies. While an increasing number of studies have focused on India-Pakistan conflict from a range of perspectives, not many have explored the ever-present stream of negotiations continuing amid hostility. This study adopts a unique approach to study Indo-Pak relations by focusing on cooperation rather than conflict, although it does look into the conflict dynamics as well. Thus it sets itself in a different category from other works on Indo-Pak relations, which have been drawn more from the antagonism and so called historic rivalry between the two South Asian neighbours.”--Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya, Director, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University