The Straits Times
Published on Dec 14, 2012

Pakistan minister brings India message of 'peace and love'


NEW DELHI (AFP) - Pakistan's interior minister arrived in India on Friday with a message of "peace and love" that he said would help the nuclear-armed rivals give a fresh impetus to their fragile ties.

Rehman Malik flew into New Delhi for a three-day visit that will see him formalise a new visa accord and hold security talks with his Indian counterpart Sushilkumar Shinde.

"I have brought the message of peace and love from the children, women and men, old and young of Pakistan... I am here to take the peace process forward," Malik told reporters at the airport.

India suspended peace talks with Islamabad after the attacks on its financial capital Mumbai four years ago.