Kartarpur Corridor: 3rd Round of Talks between India and Pakistan underway

Amid the tensions after the revoking of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a meeting between India and Pakistan to finalise the remaining modalities of the Kartarpur corridor is underway. The third round of talks began at 10.30 AM, and is taking place on the Indian side at Attari.

The third round of talks on Kartarpur corridor is to discuss and finalize the draft agreement for operationalization of the corridor for Sikh pilgrims. The Joint Secretary-level meeting is being held at Attari in Amritsar. This is the second such meeting after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

In the last Joint Secretary-level meeting held in July at Wagah in Pakistan, it was agreed that five thousand pilgrims per day will be allowed to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan. On 30th of last month, the meeting between technical experts from both the sides had taken place.

The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims. The corridor will be the first visa-free corridor between the two neighbours since Independence.