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Modi and Nawaz Sharif should realise the fact that the emerging world order is grounded in economic regionalism


India-Pakistan relations have oscillated between confrontation and cooperation. Though the conflict side of the relationship has had been immensely dominant on the discourse, politics and foreign policy of the two countries, the cooperative aspects of bilateral interaction also require due attention. Interestingly, the existing body of literature on India-Pakistan relations has been dominated by realists. Therefore, to view and analyse the cooperative tinge in contemporary India-Pakistan relations, this articles attempts to apply the rational choice framework as it takes the actors, choices, context, cost and benefits of a policy into consideration.