India and Pakistan: back from the brink

Leaders even exchanged holiday greeting cards

Pakistan and India have taken steps to de-escalate tensions that only a few weeks ago looked like they might have resulted in armed conflict. Both countries had mobilized their armies along their common border following India¹s accusations that Pakistan was sheltering the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which India holds responsible for the deadly attacks on Mumbai last year. Pakistan now says it has detained 124 member of Lashkar and closed five of its camps. Pakistani Prime Minister Yousif Raza Gilani and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have also exchanged holiday greeting cards. 

The Hindu