Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani PM Yousaf Raza Gillani are to meet Saturday in Sri Lanka at what one Indian official called a very low point in the relations between the two nations.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will send a strong message to his Pakistani counterpart Yousaf Raza Gillani as the two try to salvage talks after a string of bombs hit Indian cities and its embassy in
"It's a very tense atmosphere," said a senior Indian diplomat. "We will want to know if the new civilian government (in
The two prime ministers are meeting on the sidelines of a two-day South Asian summit beginning on Saturday. The atmosphere of unease between two of the region's biggest members has affected the summit, where terrorism would dominate the otherwise central theme of trade and social cooperation.
Menon said the prime ministerial talks were aimed at reducing tensions that had vitiated the atmosphere.
"That is why we are talking to
The two sides began a peace initiative four years ago, after coming close to a fourth war in 2002, but the process has sputtered because of political turmoil in
Date created : 2008-08-02