foreign ministers of India and Pakistan met on Thursday on the sidelines
of a South Asian regional summit, as increased border tensions further strain
the peace process between the neighboring nations.
After the closed-door talks in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, Pakistani Foreign
Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters that he walked out of the meeting
with a smile.
He added, in his own words, that "a lot of steam has been let out of the
The bilateral talks come after an increase in reported ceasefire violations
along the de facto border dividing the disputed Kashmir region.