Indo Pak talk on CBMs from today (Dec 26, 2011)
India and Pakistan have begun Confidence Building Measures (CBM) talk in Islamabad today. The talk is resumed after four years. Today’s talk would focus on conventional CBMs including issues related to Jammu and Kashmir, Cross LoC trade and travel, Missile tests etc are to be discussed today. Nuclear issues would be discussed in tomorrow’s meeting. The 10 member Indian delegation is led by D. Bala Verma, Director General (Disarmament and International Security Affairs). Pakistan delegation is lead by Additional Secretary Munawar Saeed Bhatti (formerly deputy high commissioner in India). On January 1, 2012 India and Pakistan will again exchange lists of nuclear installations, probably the oldest India-Pak CBM that has survived.