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After Attacks, India-Pakistan Tensions Resurface

Last week's terror attacks in India's business hub, Mumbai, caused old tensions between India and Pakistan to resurface. Analysts discuss the causes and where the disagreements stand in the aftermath.

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    For more on all of this, we turn to two guests who've traveled frequently to South Asia. Michael Krepon is co-founder of Stimson Center, a research institute, and is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia.

    And Shuja Nawaz is a former Pakistani journalist and international development agency official. He's the author of "Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Armies and the War Within."

    Michael Krepon, today India pointed to Pakistan and said it is demanding strong action against those who perpetrated this attack. What would that mean? What can Pakistan do at this point?

  • MICHAEL KREPON, Stimson Center:

    Well, the government of India is very mindful of the last crisis, in 2001-2002, after the parliament was attacked, which was resolved by declarations of intent by then-Pakistani President Musharraf to stop Pakistani soil being used as a basis for carrying out acts of terror under the cloak of the Kashmiri cause.

    And this government of Pakistan is going to have a hard time accepting similar assertions of intent. So it's going to want to see President Zardari in Pakistan actually act on his declarations of intent, to go after the group that appears to have been associated with these attacks, which has camps on the Pakistani side of the Kashmir divide and has a headquarters outside of Lahore.