Pakistani and Indian officials in Islamabad resumed the bilateral dialogue on conventional and nuclear weapons on Monday.

The two-day talks mark the beginning of a new phase of discussions on confidence-building measures (CBM) between the neighbours.

According to diplomatic sources, a 10-member Indian delegation is attending the dialogue being held at the Foreign Office. The Indian delegation is headed by Y.K. Sinha and Venkatesh Verma.

India and Pakistan are scheduled to exchange lists of nuclear installations and facilities under an accord signed in 1988 by both countries.

The expert-level meeting on nuclear and conventional weapons is being held after a gap of four years. Earlier in February this year, foreign secretaries of both countries decided to resume the dialogue process that was stalled after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Meetings between the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani also took place in  Maldives in November.