NEW DELHI (Agencies) - India plans to export petrol and diesel to Pakistan to help its neighbour meet its energy needs and to open up a new market for Indian refiners such as giant Reliance Industries, a report said Monday. Pakistan is keen to import refined petroleum products from across the border to save costs, the Economic Times said, quoting an Indian government official with direct knowledge of the plan. The Indian side was due to put the final touches on the plan before a two-day meeting starting Wednesday between the commerce secretaries of India and Pakistan in Islamabad, the newspaper said. The meeting is aimed at renewing trade ties which have been at a standstill since a 2008 militant attack in Mumbai. The exports will open up a new market for large refinery players such as Reliance Industries and Essar Oil, the Economic Times said. Officials at Reliance Industries and Essar Oil could not immediately be reached by Reuters for a comment. But a top executive at state-run Indian Oil Corp told reporters his firm may consider fuel exports to Pakistan if an import ban by that country of Indian petroleum products is lifted. IOCs head of refineries, BN Bankapur, said if Pakistan lifts the import ban it would provide an opportunity to expand IOCs 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery in the northern Indian town of Panipat. Pakistan has a 12-million-tonne refining capacity which satisfies only half of its annual requirements, while India exports about 25 percent of its 185-million-tonne refining capacity, according to official data.