Neither India nor Pakistan has much leverage, and both are at 'wobbly' political points at home. But small agreements could be possible.
President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are making trips to India and the region in the coming weeks, with an eye toward strengthening alliances to counterbalance China.
The prime ministers of India, Pakistan met at the annual meeting of SAARC, a notoriously ineffective regional bloc. But it offered a rare opportunity to highlight the shared ancestry of eight South Asia nations that make up one-fifth of humanity.
The contested state was relatively peaceful during polls, which ended Wednesday, largely due to a new generation using technology, not weapons, to protest Indian control.
Trade reopens after 60 years along Kashmir's 'Berlin Wall.'