Indian and Pakistani officials have held extensive talks on terrorism and Kashmir -- the two key issues between the nuclear rivals.
Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shanker Menon and his Pakistani counterpart, Riaz Mohammed Khan, met in New Delhi to review India-Pakistan relations.
An Indian official said that on the first day of the two-day talks, the two discussed the confidence-building steps they have taken since they began their dialogue nearly three years ago.
India's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Navtej Sarna said the talks reviewed the Kashmir issue, and also examined ways to implement a proposed joint mechanism to combat terrorism.
The peace dialogue was stalled in July by train bombings that killed nearly 200 people in Mumbai. India accused Pakistan's spy agency of involvement in the blasts, but Islamabad rejected the claim and demanded evidence.
India agreed to resume peace talks in September after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf reached an agreement to cooperate on combating regional terrorism.
The peace process began in 2004 but has moved slowly.