India's foreign secretary met with his Pakistani counterpart Tuesday in Islamabad for the first high-level talks between the rival neighbors since relations broke down late last year.
Cameras captured India's Subrahmanyan Jaishankar and Pakistan's Aizaz Chaudhry smiling as they shook hands and spoke along with delegations from each country.
Jaishankar was also expected to meet with Sartaj Aziz, the foreign affairs and national security adviser for Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
India and Pakistan were due to hold talks last August, but India canceled the meeting citing a meeting between Pakistan's ambassador to New Delhi and Kashmiri separatists.
Tensions further escalated with several clashes between soldiers the two countries in Kashmir, an area that has been the subject of two wars between India and Pakistan.