The Kartarpur corridor, which will officially open next year, is about 120 kilometer north of the Pakistani city of Lahore and will be used by Sikh pilgrims coming from India on a visa-free basis to visit holy sites in Pakistan (Photo: ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images).

A Pakistani delegation will visit New Delhi on March 14, and then host a reciprocal Indian visit in Islamabad, to discuss a draft agreement on a Sikh pilgrimage corridor, Pakistan said on Tuesday (5), indicating that bilateral tensions were easing.

The Kartarpur corridor, which will officially open next year, is about 120 kilometer north of the Pakistani city of Lahore and will be used by Sikh pilgrims coming from India on a visa-free basis to visit holy sites in Pakistan.

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry announced the talks in a statement.

Hostilities between the neighbours escalated dramatically last month, when India attacked a militant group’s camp that had carried out a suicide attack in Kashmir on February 14.