Pakistan, India peace move silences deadly Kashmir frontier

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Guns have fallen silent along the Line of Control, a de facto border that divides the Himalayan region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan after the rivals last month reaffirmed their 2003 cease-fire accord.

The somewhat surprising decision has prompted a thaw in the otherwise turbulent relations between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors, raising questions about how long the fragile peace will last.

Experts say the cease-fire could be a good beginning to stabilize the lingering conflict.

They point to a climbdown by both India and Pakistan from their earlier positions following a decision by India to strip Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and take direct control over the region in 2019, and its monthslong bitter border standoff with China.

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