The success of Pakistan-India talks, expected to start with the Pakistani foreign minister visit to India in July 2011, totally depends on good and constructive intentions from both sides, experts said. "Good intentions are needed to make the dialogue process successful," said former Pakistani diplomat Khalid Saleem, terming the development as encouraging if both sides are serious in establishing peace in the region. The composite dialogue between the two countries was considered as a healthy platform to discuss and address the problems but unfortunately 2008 Mumbai terror attacks derailed the whole process. "Momentum or progress achieved in the process goes waste when it is derailed because of any reason," Saleem told Xinhua. At last the much-delayed process finally got a positive nod when Islamabad and New Delhi on Thursday announced the resumption of the bilateral dialogue and also unveiled a three-tiered roadmap for talks. A four-point statement was released simultaneously from Islamabad and New Delhi, which said, "They (the foreign secretaries of two countries) have agreed to resume dialogue on all issues following the spirit of the Thimphu meeting between the two prime ministers in April 2010." After the two prime ministers' meeting, the foreign ministers of the two nuclear-armed neighbors met in Islamabad in July 2010 to review the current state of the bilateral relationship and discuss steps to build trust and confidence. Experts in Pakistan are busy in discussing whether it was just the Thimphu spirit that brought about the agreement or some international factors behind it. Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir refused to reveal the answer to Xinhua but he said "now we should go ahead positively, it's a very big opportunity." The biggest breakthrough for Pakistan is that India agreed to discuss some matters it had been trying to evade, including the Kashmir dispute, Siachen and the strategic restraint regime. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani expressed his satisfaction with the decision. "I am satisfied with this development. The decision is exactly according to the spirit of understanding arrived at during my interaction with Manmohan Singh (Indian PM) at Thimphu," he said. The statement from Pakistan also said its foreign minister visit will be preceded by a meeting of the two foreign secretaries and quick succession of meetings at the level of respective secretaries on counter-terrorism, humanitarian issues, peace and security, Jammu and Kashmir, Siachen, economic issues, etc. Almost all these matters were also part of the composite dialogue, which began in 2004 and suspended following the Mumbai attacks in 2008. Aslam Khan, an expert in international relations, said that the main motto should be peace and stability which are in the mutual interest and good neighborly relations. "If we fail this time again, I am sure both countries and the people will lose a lot as the current era demands neighboring countries to have good relations," Khan told Xinhua. The two arch rivals have fought three wars since their independence in 1947. In 1999 both countries also fell in a brief but intense clash in the Kargil region on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. In July 2000, then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf visited India and had talks with then Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee in Agra but failed to reach any agreement. After some militants attacked Indian parliament in December 2001, India blamed Pakistan-based Kashmiri separatist militant factions Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba for the attack. Both countries reached ceasefire in 2003 and agreed to restart peace process. But these efforts were all that for nothing when some gunmen attacked different sites in the Indian financial center Mumbai and killed more than 170 people. And once again India pointed to Pakistan-base militants and ceased talks.(Xinhua)