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.