Rivals India, Pakistan to make travel easier with new visa regime
NEW DELHI (AP) - India and Pakistan on Friday announced a new visa regime that will make cross-border travel easier as part of a thaw in their long-hostile ties.
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik said tensions between the nuclear-powered rivals have eased a great deal since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, in which 10 Pakistani terrorists killed 166 people.
The journey toward peace "is progressing very well because of growing interaction between the two governments," said Mr Malik, who held talks with Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.
Condemning the Mumbai attacks, Mr Malik told reporters that non-state actors, a reference to extremist groups, were playing "havoc with both countries".