Asia

Senior Indian, Pakistani officials discuss attack in India

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has met the adviser to Pakistan's prime minister on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on the sidelines of a regional meeting in Nepal, in the first high-level talks between the two countries since an attack on an Indian army base earlier this year.

Swaraj said a team of Pakistani investigators will arrive in India on March 27 to help probe the attack on the base in Pathankot in India's Punjab state.

The meeting marked a thaw in recent frostiness in bilateral relations after the Jan. 2 attack, in which seven Indian soldiers and six militants died. A group in Pakistan's portion of Kashmir claimed responsibility.

Foreign ministers and top diplomats from eight South Asian nations met in the resort town of Pokhara in west Nepal.