India and Pakistan last week renewed bilateral talks which could lead to normal civil aviation contact between the two countries.
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Background: India and Pakistan last week renewed bilateral talks which could lead to normal civil aviation contact between the two countries.
It is the first such meeting for eight months and should lead to accord allowing Indian aircraft the right to fly over Pakistani territory and vice versa.
The Pakistani delegation is led by Foreign Secretary Agha Shahi. His Indian counterpart, Mr. Kewal Singh, heads his country's delegation.
India has made it clear that if Pakistan responds to some of the basic issues which have caused tension between the two countries, the talks could cover wider topics.
India says it is willing to talk about long-term prospect in the area in view of recent changes in Asia.