Published On: Wed, Jun 12th, 2013

Pakistan, India start peace talks on border region of Sir Creek

KARACHI: Officials from Pakistan and India started fresh peace talks on Monday over the disputed maritime border region of Sir Creek, DawnNews reported.

The two-day round of talks, being held in New Delhi, is being attended by defense ministry officials from both sides of the border.

The Pakistani delegation is being led by Read Admiral Farrukh Ahmed while the Surveyor General of India S. Subba Rao is leading the Indian side.

Sir Creek, which opens up into the Arabian Sea dividing the Kutch region of the Indian state of Gujarat with the Sindh province of Pakistan, is a 96-km strip of water that is disputed between India and Pakistan.

The disputed boundary has been one of several points of contention between the two nuclear-capable neighbours.

Last week, the two countries had started talks on another disputed boundary — the Siachen Glacier, dubbed the world’s highest battlefield. The talks had ended without a conclusion.

The two countries had resumed the tentative peace process last year, which had fallen apart in November 2008 when 166 people in Mumbai were killed by gunmen alledly from Pakistan.

Dawn

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