Pakistan, India end talks without agreement, promise to meet again

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Negotiators from India and Pakistan emerged Sunday from three days of talks without an agreement on the dispute over the Himalayan territory of Kashmir, the cause of two wars between the neighboring countries.
They promised to meet again in February.
The two foreign secretaries issued a brief statement that said they discussed confidence-building measures. They also talked about peace and security now that both India and Pakistan openly have the ability to make nuclear weapons.
At the heart of the three days of talks was the intractable Kashmir dispute, which has dogged their relations since independence from British colonial rule in 1947.
In recent months, cross-border attacks from both Indian and Pakistani soldiers have increased and as many as 100 civilians on both sides of the disputed border have been killed.