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India Embraces Pakistan Trade Plan as Rivals Boost Ties

India embraced Pakistan’s plan to dismantle trade barriers for exports to its neighbor, auguring closer economic ties between the South Asian nations that have fought three wars since attaining independence six decades ago.

“Flourishing trade is the biggest confidence building measure among any two nations” and improved economic engagement will help build peace and stability, India’s Trade Minister Anand Sharma said in a statement yesterday. Sharma visited Pakistan last month.