February 4, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a rare positive development coming out of what is arguably the most dangerous area on the globe, today India announced its desire to meet with arch-rival Pakistan primarily to discuss security matters.
Relations between the two countries have been on hold since the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed nearly 170 including 6 Americans.
It is widely believed that elements of Pakistan's ISI were involved in the operation though Pakistan immediately and vigorously denied the charges.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi the Pakistani Foreign Minister, stated that he welcomed the offer and that it was his desire that the discussions should be wide ranging.
India's home minister Palaniappan Chidambaram will be participating in a high level security meeting in the country in possible anticipation of which he offered what is perceived as an olive branch to his future hosts, allowing that the Mumbai attackers might have included an Indian guide.
This is in stark contrast to India's now long standing allegation of Pakistani complicity in the attack.
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