The talks are expected to bridge the trust deficit between India and Pakistan. Terrorism will be top on the agenda of the talks. India had revealed that it is ready for 'open' talks with Pakistan. India's concerns about the Pak-based terror
groups including Lashkar e Taiba and the plans for a joined war against terrorism, will be among the issues which will be raised by Nirupama Rao, during the conversation with Bashir.
Nirupama Rao is the first senior Indian official to visit Pakistan after 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Her visit will prepare the ground for the meeting of the Foreign Ministers on Jul 15.
Indian government also had revealed that the talks with Pakistan will be in an 'exploratory not an accusatory manner'.