Kashmir, Wagah route options under consideration for Kartarpur corridor: India High Commissioner to Pakistan

Srinagar: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria Friday said both India and Pakistan were on the same page regarding the opening of Kartarpur Corridor and the decision about the crossing route would be finalised after deliberations between the two countries, Dawn.com reported.

“We have two models — either Wagah border or Kashmir route will be adopted,” Bisaria told reporters during an informal interaction with media, adding that a gate would first be installed at the crossing.

To a question, he agreed that a few diplomatic channels were active between the two countries, however, he declined to name them, saying such details could not be made public.

In a rare positive development in Pakistan-India ties, New Delhi accepted an Islamabad offer about building a new border crossing and road connecting their respective Punjab provinces, making it easier for Sikh pilgrims to visit the religious site in Pakistan.

The Indian cabinet agreed on Thursday to avail Pakistan’s offer about a corridor in view of the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, next year.

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