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PM Shehbaz Sharif has dispelled hope of reset in India-Pakistan ties, won’t risk being soft

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“Kashmiris’ blood is flowing on the roads,” new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said in his first speech—dispelling hopes he’d push for trade and a reset of India-Pakistan ties. Facing unpopular economic decisions, Sharif won’t risk being soft on India. New Delhi should ignore his words, and watch his actions.

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