Indo-Pak Relations: Will there be a tomorrow?

Can India & Pakistan be friends again?… is a question asked repeatedly on numerous forums, including

Though I am optimistic to this end in my responses, I sometimes wonder… When were India & Pakistan friends?

The conception of Pakistan has proved to be the inception of hatred between the two countries…

The question in fact should be: Will Indians & Pakistanis ever come together to live in an amicable and peaceful way?
… a way that befits neighbours, especially two branches of a tree whose roots date back 5,000 years and speak of unsurpassed glory, prosperity and rich culture