WASHINGTON - Stating that the US can neither avoid nor resolve the Kashmir dispute, an American thin-tank Tuesday asked Indian leaders to do more to correct the mis-governance and human rights abuses that are remobilising Muslims in Kashmir Valley. Indians may reasonably expect the US to heed to their demand not to try to mediate the Kashmir issue with Pakistan, but they should not expect it to stay silent about large-scale Indian human rights violations or other policies that undermine conflict resolution there, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said in a report ahead of President Barack Obamas visit to India. The US has legitimate strategic interests in urging both India and Pakistan to explore all prospects for normalizing Indo-Pak relations and reducing the threat of violent extremism in South Asia and elsewhere, the report, entitled Toward Realistic US-India Relations stressed. Kashmir is a challenge that the United States can neither avoid nor resolve, George Perkovich, the author, said, pointing out that New Delhi has the power to rebuff and unwelcome US involvement. The report sharply criticizes the US granting exception to India in the field of civilian nuclear technology, despite the fact that New Delhi has not committed non-proliferation regimes. The report expresses dissatisfaction with Indian implementation of the deal saying India designated only 14 of 22 power plants as civilian and put its plutonium Fast Breeder Reactor programme in the military category.