“Just talking is progress in India, Pakistan ties,” chirps Reuters merrily this morning.No, it isn’t.India and Pakistan have been talking on and off for years. Mostly, they’ve been talking about the same thing: Kashmir.The US in particular is happy when they talk; a solution for Kashmir and a rapprochement between two principal heirs of the British Raj would greatly simplify our foreign policy problems. And so, partly to keep us happy, they talk.But they don’t agree. As Pakistan weakens (corrupt elite, ruinous military costs associated with the competition with India, internal divisions, spillover from Afghan war) and its role in terrorism becomes ever more clear, India has less and less reason to make new concessions over Kashmir. And while some Pakistanis understand that a bad deal with a few face saving sprinkles is the best deal they can get, and that freeing Pakistan of its Kashmir obsession might be the country’s one hope, Pakistani opinion is not ready to make peace with reality.Peace is not at hand.