By interlocking treaties, States increase the cost of violating a single treaty, thereby reducing the likelihood of infringement. By increasing the likelihood of cooperation, the interweaving of treaties is likely to build confidence in a bilateral relationship. While India and Pakistan are permanent rivals, they continue to abide by many of the treaties they have signed. In the following figure, we show how these contracts are related. Each contract is a square in the image, and the size of the square indicates the importance of the treaty to the relationship. Agreement between India and Pakistan on Security and Minority Rights (Nehru-Liaquat Agreement) 50. . .