The tension following the Mumbai terrorists attacks and killings of innocent people drew a bigger wedge between India and Pakistan. Although Washington has continued to push for a thawing of relations and more co-operation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism, the difficult history between the two nuclear countries have not been easy to thaw. It was therefore a huge boost for improved relations when Indian PM Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari met in Egypt this July. Such a meeting has been seen as huge in terms of its significance. It is a new beginning in the move to use diplomacy to resolve the grudges and differences between the two countries. It is expected that such a high level meeting between the two leaders will help bridge the gap in Indian and Pakistani relations. Although it is expected that the journey ahead will be difficult and rough, the humility and goodwill shown by both leaders, their governments and their citizens is a new beginning that is welcome by all peace-loving nations and people around the world.