Pakistan’s newly-appointed foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar has arrived in India to push forward the peace process with India, derailed after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Peace talks were resumed in February, but progress has been slow and is constantly threatened by militant activity.
However the fact that the nuclear armed rivals keep talking is a sign that neither side wants to slide back towards conflict in the world’s most dangerous region.
Khar and his Indian counterpart, Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna, will meet in New Delhi to agree on confidence-building measures, such as relaxing trade and travel restrictions across a ceasefire line dividing disputed Kashmir but they are unlikely to make any headway on the thorny territorial issue of Kashmir itself, or on fighting militancy.