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India, Pakistan talks on Kartarpur corridor to take place at Attari Wagah border on March 14

Kartarpur gurudwara. (Picture courtesy: Pakistan Foreign Ministry) Photograph:( WION )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 06, 2019, 05.59 PM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

The India-Pakistan talks on Kartarpur corridor will take place at the Attari Wagah border on the Indian side on March 14.

In a release, the ministry of external affairs said, "In keeping with government's decision to operationalise the Kartarpur Corridor... the first meeting between India and Pakistan to discuss and finalize the modalities for Kartarpur Corridor would be held at Attari-Wagah (Indian side) on March 14 2019."

New Delhi has also proposed that a technical level discussion on the alignment of the corridor to be held on the same day on the sidelines of Kartarpur meeting.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan Foreign minister confirmed that they will be sending a delegation for talks to India, adding that the corridor is "is open for both Sikh and Hindu" communities.

Last week top Indian government sources had confirmed that New Delhi is open for talks on Kartarpur corridor despite the current tensions since "it concerns the sentiments of a community..we welcome Pakistani delegation for the talks".

India has already shared the crossing point for the corridor but Pakistan has suggested an alternate crossing point.

Both India and Pakistan last year in November approved the building of Kartarpur Corridor so that pilgrims can easily visit the Holy Gurudwara, where the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak lived for 18 years. 

This year marks the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

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'In keeping with government's decision to operationalise the Kartarpur Corridor... the first meeting between India and Pakistan to discuss and finalize the modalities for Kartarpur Corridor would be held at Attari-Wagah (Indian side) on 14 March 2019.'