Pakistan, India relations promising but fragile: US commander

Eurasia News

WASHINGTON: A top US commander has said that relations between Pakistan and India are promising but fragile, adding that a conflict between the two nuclear powers is remote if another major terror attack does not occur in India.

“Despite modest gains over the past few years, India-Pakistan relations are promising but fragile and the cease fire violations along the Line of Control in 2013 are certainly cause for concern,” Admiral Samuel J Locklear, Commander of the US Pacific Command, told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing.

“Barring another major terror attack in India, a conflict between these two nuclear powers is remote, but continued violence along the contentious border will erode the political space to improve relations,” Locklear said in his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.