NEW DELHI - The prime ministers of India and Pakistan are likely to meet on the sidelines of the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) meeting in the Maldives early next month, providing a fresh impetus to the renewed peace efforts between the two countries with a series of official-level talks, reported on Wednesday. The meeting will be the second between Indias Manmohan Singh and Pakistans Yousuf Raza Gilani this year. Preparations are under way for the meeting in Male, where the heads of governments of the eight Saarc countries, including Afghanistan, Bangl-adesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, will gather for their 17th summit on 10-11 November, said an Indian government official familiar with the development on condition of anonymity. Another Indian official said the Singh-Gilani talks were 'highly likely. He, too, did not want to be named. The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, however, did not confirm plans for the meeting. Singhs first meeting with Gilani this year took place on 30 March when the latter accepted Singhs invitation to visit Mohali to watch the India-Pakistan cricket World Cup semi-final.