The leaders of India and Pakistan are expected to meet in Russia
Tuesday for the first time since last year's terrorist attacks in
Officials in Russia say Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari are likely to meet on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Russian city Yekaterinburg.
Relations between neighboring India and Pakistan have been strained since the Mumbai attacks, which left more than 170 people dead and at least 300 wounded.
India has blamed the Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba for the Mumbai attacks. It also has suggested members of the Pakistani spy service were involved in the siege.
The government and the militant group deny taking part in the attacks.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an inter-governmental organization founded in east China's Shanghai municipality to strengthen regional trust and security.
China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan founded the organization in 2001, and Mongolia, Pakistan, Iran and India later received observer status.