February 10, 2011

India Wants Peace Talks With Pakistan

India and Pakistan have agreed to resume peace talks that were broken off by New Delhi after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Indian sources said on Thursday, a step forward in improving ties that impact regional security.

The decision was made at this week's talks between the two countries' top foreign office officials in Bhutan's capital, Thimphu.

"The new talks are in effect the formal resumption of the composite dialogue," a senior Indian government official involved in repairing ties with Pakistan said, referring to a 2004 peace initiative.

A Pakistani government official wouldn't confirm the decision, but said there had been progress.

New Delhi suspended a 2004 peace process between the two sides after the attacks in India's commercial capital in 2008.

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