Topic: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
India-Pakistan peace talks appear to be picking up, as both countries made 'goodwill gestures' of releasing prisoners ahead of a meeting between home ministers.
Officials in India and Pakistan have indicated that their prime ministers will meet on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Bhutan this week, though it is unclear if the meeting will go beyond handshakes.
The US, India, and Afghanistan are pressuring the government to root out pro-Taliban agents.
Pakistani forces allegedly shelled an Indian military post Wednesday, prompting renewed emphasis on peace talks.