New Delhi: Diplomatic as well as business relations between India and Pakistan are likely to be boosted after the Mohali mega event, in what could be seen to bring warmth in the relation which turned bitter after the 26/11 terror attack.

The cordial interaction between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on the eve of semifinal match has sent a positive vibe to the trade communities in both the countries.

Speaking to Dainik Jagran, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) chairman Hari Bhartia said, “Mutual trust is the key to any relationship whether it’s cultural or business.” Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, CII National Council on Infrastructure also echoed the same view.

He added, “Such atmosphere prevailed owing to the mega match. Now we are planning to send a business group to Pakistan and hope they will reciprocate.”

Other big business chambers in India are thinking to send a business troop to Pakistan. Sources said, that a delegation might visit Pakistan at the end of April or first week of May.

The business delegation will be led by Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar. There would be an official communication to increase business between the two countries.

At present, the business between the two countries stands at $2.5 billion, which expected to increase to $10 billion. Recently, import-export of agricultural products between India and Pakistan has increased.

(JPN/ Bureau)