The year is 1999 and pressures are mounting at the Indo-Pakistani border. There have been troop movements on both sides of the border coupled with regular firing. This is in complete violation of the ceasefire that the two countries have agreed to and now it is upto both Cabinets to take a decision as to how to resolve the conflict. The Pakistani Cabinet is particularly under pressure as India has accused it of moving troops into Indian Territory and there is mounting International pressure on Pakistan to pull back. However, this Cabinet must not rush to a decision. They have to consider the past and future of India-Pakistan relations before taking any steps forward as well as the International reactions that might result from any action taken.