Islamabad (March 19, 2018): Negotiations have begun between Indian and Pakistan with the delegations led by the national security advisers of both the countries in order to ease down tensions between the two nuclear armed countries.
According to sources, the track-II negotiations included 15 members from both sides including retired ambassadors, army officials and journalists.
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The Pakistani delegation is led by national security advisor Nasir Janjua while the Indian NSA along with his team is participating from the other side.
It is pertinent to mention here that the track-II diplomacy do not require assent from the government as compared to back channel diplomacy which requires approval from the prime minister.
The sources said that the contact between the two sides is aimed at easing down tensions at diplomatic level between the two countries.
Both sides had blamed each other for harassing their diplomatic staffs and the Pakistan has also withdrawn its high commissioner from New Delhi over the incidents and refused to send him back unless the issue is sorted out.