Failure is not an option

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Without external involvement, the stalemate in India-Pakistan relations is likely to continue indefinitely

Hope is a precious commodity in the contentious relationship and endemic hostility between India and Pakistan. Both countries, bound by geography and a shared inheritance, seem unable to shake the baggage of history. The partition of India was based on the belief that Hindus and Muslims could not live together. In the six decades since this idea has transformed into two sovereign and independent states unable to live side by side.