India, Pakistan to hold more talks
India and Pakistan plan to press ahead with talks to improve bilateral ties, which have been at low ebb since the Mumbai terrorist attack of 2008, Press TV reported.
The two neighboring countries announced plans to hold negotiations on Saturday, a day after talks between the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers in Islamabad ended without a breakthrough.
However, Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao insisted that negotiations between the two countries must go on despite the chilly atmosphere, saying there is a gap in opinion, but no unbridgeable divides.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Islamabad also wants the talks to continue so that all issues of concern can be discussed.
Relations between Islamabad and New Delhi soured after terrorists launched coordinated attacks across Mumbai in November 2008 that left 180 people dead.
India said a Pakistan-based militant group carried out the Mumbai attacks and has often accused Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence of helping terrorist groups operating in India.
However, Islamabad has always denied the charges.
India and Pakistan have a history of mistrust and have fought three wars since their independence from Britain in 1947.