India and Pakistan are preparing for the fourth round of face-to-face peace talks on Tuesday. Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon is scheduled to travel to Islamabad to meet with his Pakistani counterpart, Riaz Mohammad Khan, for two days of meetings.
The South Asian neighbors began a peace process in 2004 that centers on the disputed region of Kashmir. The two nuclear powers have fought three wars over the region since independence from Britain in 1947. T
he talks have not resolved the Kashmir issue, but have overall improved relations. An anti-India insurgency in Kashmir has led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people since 1989.