NEW DELHI - As India and Pakistan enhance their engagement over the next weeks, after the abrupt turnaround in relations, the US capital will likely be the venue for the next meeting between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif.

President Barack Obama has invited both Prime Ministers for the Nuclear Security Summit on March 31 and April 1, 2016. Though no formal announcements have been made, it is almost certain that both Modi and Nawaz Sharif will be attending it.

Obama sees “nuclear terrorism... the most immediate and extreme threat to global security,” according to a White House statement on the summit.

Nuclear security remains a lingering concern for the US policy for South Asia particularly. The summit will be the first occasion in 2016 that will bring Indian and Pakistan PMs together. Official level talks between the countries are scheduled to start in mid-January, 2016.