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India’s Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto argued over Pakistan’s nuclear program and the disputed Kashmir region, illustrating some of the problems left unresolved by the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian leader in nearly 30 years. The disagreements aired by the leaders of the regional rivals at a joint news conference in Islamabad added a slightly sour note to Gandhi’s two-day visit, intended to advance an effort they launched in December to improve relations. During the news conference, Gandhi repeated Indian charges that Pakistan’s nuclear program is aimed at developing atomic weapons. Bhutto denied the allegations.


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