Big textCold peace denotes an interstate situation of relative peace with an undercurrent of tensions. The countries do not pursue an all- out active war but at the same time, diplomatic relations are strained by political tensions and mutual distrust. One example is the bilateral relationship of India and Pakistan. Although the countries have frequently engaged in cultural diplomacy initiatives, and remain committed to the composite dialogue peace process, relations between the two sides have been sour since the countries gained independence in 1947. Another example is provided by the relationship that exists between Egypt and Israel. Peace exists between the two countries, but it has not been attended by warm relations involving extended cultural exchanges and trade.