India-Pakistan peace talks, stalled by the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, were cautiously relaunched last year. Now the dialogue seems to have acquired momentum. The talks, resumed after top diplomats met in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu in February last year, have yielded an array of confidence-building measures (CBMs)—most notably in the economic sphere.
When the home secretaries of the two nations meet in Pakistan this week, the two sides are expected to sign a pact liberalizing visa procurement procedures that seek to boost business and people-to-people contacts. Here is a snapshot of some key CBMs and steps that have helped bridge the trust deficit between the South Asian rivals.
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