Khar is in India on an official visit, her maiden visit after assuming office as Pakistan's Foreign Minister. The diplomatic talks between Krishna and Khar carried on smoothly with both parties committed to bettering relations between the countries. [Read: The joint statement by SM Krishna and Hina Rabbani Khar here]
According to sources, there was no awkwardness between the oldest member of the UPA Cabinet, SM Krishna aged 79 and the young foreign minister Khar aged 34. Khar had earlier served office as a junior minister for economic affairs.
Krishna is believed to be in the nature of inviting foreign dignitaries to Bangalore earlier as well. He is understood to have extended a similar invite to US President Barack Obama, when he visited India in Nov 2010.