Building bridges: The two Punjabs as a model for India-Pakistan relations ( Published South Asia @ LSE )
By Tridivesh Singh Maini and Sandeep Sachdeva
..how people-to-people contacts and trade ties have contributed positively towards reducing hostilities, and write that central governments should recognise the benefits of creating an environment where these linkages can flourish..
...70 years on from Partition the emphasis should be on building bridges, not reopening old wounds. The Punjabs have demonstrated a willingness to collaborate through both trade and people-to-people linkages and these efforts have highlighted the economic and social benefits that can be reaped. State governments should continue to develop linkages, while central governments should recognise the benefits of creating an environment where these linkages can flourish..
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Tridivesh Singh Maini is a New Delhi based Policy Analyst associated with The Jindal School of International Affairs, OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat. He is also the author of ‘South Asian Cooperation and the Role of the two Punjabs’ (2007). His research interests include India-Pakistan relations and the two Punjab’s, and the India-Pakistan-China triangle.
Sandeep Sachdeva is a New Delhi based Policy Analyst and a graduate of the Jindal School of International Affairs.