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Kartarpur Saheb Corridor: India agrees to meet Pakistan delegation

The release said India has also proposed that a technical level discussion on the alignment of the corridor be also held on the same day on the sidelines of this meeting.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Amid the current Indo-Pak tension, India has agreed to hold a meeting with Pakistan on 14 March to finalise the draft agreement for the Kartarpur Saheb Corridor in keeping with its decision to operationalise the corridor.

However, the meeting would be held on the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah crossing point and not in New Delhi as was announced by Islamabad on Tuesday.

“In keeping with the government’s decision to operationalise the Kartarpur Corridor on the occasion of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji and meet the long-pending public demand to have easy and smooth access to the holy Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib, the first meeting between India and Pakistan to discuss and finalise the modalities for Kartarpur Corridor would be held at Attari-Wagah (Indian side) on 14 March,” an External Affairs Ministry release said.

The release said India has also proposed that a technical level discussion on the alignment of the corridor be also held on the same day on the sidelines of this meeting. The Pakistani side had announced on Tuesday that an Indian delegation would visit Islamabad on 28 March to continue technical discussions on the draft agreement for the Kartarpur Saheb Corridor.