India's foreign secretary said Friday that her country remains concerned about the threat of terrorism, but is committed to peace talks with Pakistan that have stumbled since the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
Nirupama Rao's comments capped two days of meetings in Islamabad between delegations from the nuclear-armed archrivals — the first formal talks between the neighbors on the disputed region of Kashmir since the attacks in the Indian financial hub.
Both nations claim Kashmir in its entirety, and have fought two of their three wars over the region since they gained independence from Britain in 1947.
Image: Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, right, shakes the hand of Indian counterpart Nirupama Rao, left, prior to their talks at The Pakistan Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on Friday June 24, 2011. (Photo credit: AP)