Troubled Kashmir gets first train service

SRINAGAR, India (AFP) — Indian Kashmir’s first train service hit the tracks Saturday — the fruit of an eight-year project that had to overcome the twin challenges of tough terrain and separatist violence.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flagged off the inaugural train which carries a heavy weight of local expectation, built up by promises that the new line will help transform the volatile Kashmir Valley.  >>>>>

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