ISLAMABAD (APP) As any progress in resolving Kashmir dispute would undermine militant threat, the Government led by President Asif Ali Zardari has made progress in this direction. In its editorial, the Times wrote that it has redeployed army from the frozen stand-off with India amid the Kashmiri peaks, sending it to six out of the seven tribal agencies in the west. It has sent forces to grapple with the Taliban in the Swat Valley and with militants in southern Punjab. The US has equipped these forces with aircraft and night-vision kit. It has also, at last, turned to development aid. The Kerry-Lugar Bill last year tripled non-military aid to $1.5 billion a year, a welcome move, and Britain has also aimed its aid towards schools, seeking to update the national curriculum and offer an alternative to Islamic monasteries. Notwithstanding this newspapers concerns about the purpose of UK overseas aid, that is in line with foreign policy objectives. Those who carp that signs of this aid are slight should recognise the obstacles. Any Western mission checking on how money has been spent is a magnet for terrorist attack; but without those checks, money vanishes. It said the US is rightly trying to prompt the building of power stations but may find, as in Iraq, that this is too hard to do quickly. For that reason, Britain and the US should now urge Pakistan and India to resume talks on Kashmir, suspended after the 2008 Mumbai bombing. Last week, the Prime Ministers Yousaf Raza Gilani and Manmohan Singh, meeting at a regional conference, agreed in principle to resume dialogue. That is a good start. India has been admirably restrained in its response to the Mumbai atrocity, which it blamed on a Pakistan-based group. Both countries have supported cross-border traffic, although trade is still a trifling $2 billion a year. Ministers or senior officials should now meet within weeks. Resolving Kashmir would undermine Pakistans militants and army officers who see it as a rallying call. A move toward normal trade relations would dwarf any aid that Britain and the US could possibly give, and unlock the growth for Pakistan that is the best answer to its jihadists. Recent efforts by Britain and the US to target aid towards Pakistans western border are sensible. They make a welcome change from the past focus on military help. So does the USs new, more sensitive effort to work with Islamabad in pursuing the Taliban in Pakistan - and to agree that it will work alone in pursuing the Taliban in Afghanistan. This recognises that Pakistan is willing to help - and that there are limits to what its army can do.