India Pakistan officials meet to discuss border opening

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The talks between the officials of both countries were held at the Indian side of the Attari Wagah border. During the meeting the Indian officials are likely to request Pakistan to allow visit of the Indian pilgrims to the gurdwara without any passport and visa. The Kartarpur corridor would be developed in two phases. officials from india and pakistan will meet at attari near amritsar on thursday for their first meeting to finalise the modalities of the proposed cross border kartarpur corridor to enable indian pilgrims to pray at the historic kartarpur sahib gurdwara in pakistan. The meeting is being held to discuss the draft agreement for setting up a dedicated corridor that will allow pilgrims from India to visit the Sikh shrine located in Pakistans Narowal district about 4. 5 kilometres from the international border near the border town of Dera Baba Nanak in Punjabs Gurdaspur district without obtaining a visa. Officials from the home and foreign ministries of the two countries will attend the meeting at Attari 30 km from Amritsar. The officials will also have a technical level discussion on the alignment of the project said people aware of the matter. NEW DELHI Indian and Pakistani officials are meeting amid easing of tensions to discuss opening a visa free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine close to the border with Pakistan. Indias External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar says the talks have started after a Pakistani delegation crossed over to the Indian side on Thursday

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