Indian, Pakistani diplomats meet for peace talks

AP News
Posted: Jun 23, 2011 5:19 AM
Indian, Pakistani diplomats meet for peace talks

India's foreign secretary is in Pakistan for talks aimed at resolving long-standing disputes, including control of the Kashmir region.

The two nuclear-armed neighbors are pushing ahead with a peace process that stalled after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

India blames the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba for those attacks that killed 166 people.

Indian foreign secretary Nirupama Rao arrived Thursday for the first of two days of talks. She is to meet with Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir.

The meetings are expected to pave the way for ministerial-level sessions next month.

India and Pakistan have fought three wars since gaining independence from Britain in 1947.