LONDON — Speculation has been building up on the Subcontinent that dialogue between India and Pakistan is about to restart. Last month Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that if Pakistan showed “sincerity and good faith,” India “will not be found wanting in its response.”

Appealing to the government of Pakistan, Singh said “the hand of friendship that we have extended should be carried forward. This is in the interest of people of India and Pakistan.”

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