New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India and Pakistan Tuesday began two days of talks on enhancing confidence building measures across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
The talks will cover arrangements for beginning a truck service for trade on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route, as also starting a bus service between Poonch and Rawalakot, an external affairs ministry official said.
The talks, which are aimed at bringing the people of divided Jammu and Kashmir closer, will also discuss the modalities for opening two meeting points on the LoC.
During their talks last month, the two countries had agreed on these initiatives and are now expected to finalise modalities to implement them, official sources told IANS.
India last year made the proposal for establishing meeting points for interaction between Kashmiris on both sides of the LoC.
These steps would go a long way in promoting popular contacts and trade across both sides of the LoC, officials said.
The seven-member Pakistani delegation is led by Syed Ibne Abbas, director general (South Asia) in the foreign ministry. Dilip Sinha, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran) in the external affairs ministry, is leading the Indian delegation.