24th May, 2012, New Delhi: The Home Secretary level dialogues between India and Pakistan will start on Thursday, in Islamabad. This is the second meeting of this kind to take place after the Mumbai stack in 2008. The twelve member delegation left for Pakistan on Wednesday.
The focus of the 2-day meeting will be on terrorism and humanitarian issues including Indian civilians and fishermen in Pakistan jails. Visa agreements are also going to be the high point in this 2-day meeting.
The dialogue comes in the backdrop of Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistan President’s visit in India on 8th April when the Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, stressed on all requirements for Pakistan to take proper action to control terrorism in Pakistan soil and strengthen the bilateral relationship.
It is quite likely that India will ask Pakistan about what action they have taken on the dossiers handed over after the Mumbai attack. The Indian delegation includes Nehchal Sandhu (Intelligence Bureau Director), S. C. Sinha (National Investigation Agency chief) as well as CBI officials and Home and External Affairs Ministry officials.