Talks Begin between Pakistan, India Home Secretaries

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The home secretaries of Pakistan and India met in New Delhi for peace talks on Monday in an attempt to take advantage of a warming of ties caused by thriving “cricket diplomacy”. The officials of both countries will talk about the 2008 Mumbai attacks, counter-terrorism and drugs trade during the two-day negotiations that are part of an official peace process resuming between the two estranged neighbors. The talks come amid growing enthusiasm over Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final that will see India face Pakistan on its home ground for the first time in three years. Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani has been invited to India by his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh to watch the match.