India has delivered its first planeload of relief to Pakistan for the survivors of the region's devastating earthquake.
The shared disaster could consolidate tentative goodwill
The move has raised hopes that the shared disaster may consolidate the tentative goodwill between the rivals.
Pakistan's High Commission in Delhi has opened a bank account in India for the first time to receive donations from the public for quake survivors.
Indian television is publicising the account prominently, along with disaster funds for Indian victims.
India's second largest IT company, Infosys has also announced it is giving 10m rupees (about $226,000 in aid to each country.
The South Asian quake has claimed 23,000 lives, most of them in Pakistani-administered Kashmir. India has put its death toll at about 1,400.
'From the people of India'
The BBC's Jill McGivering says, for Pakistan, accepting help from India is still a sensitive issue.
Wednesday's airlift was the first of a series of planned consignments from India to Pakistan, and included items such as medicines, blankets and tents.
World Bank: $20m
Asian Development Bank: $10m
UK: $177,000 and 60-strong team
France: 40 doctors, medical supplies, sniffer dogs, 20 rescue workers
China: $6.2m, 49 rescuers, dogs, 17 tons of equipment
Japan: 50 rescue workers
Turkey: five teams of rescuers and 11 tonnes of aid
Russia: 30 rescuers, sniffer dogs, special equipment
Local reports said the crates were labelled "from the people of India to the people of Pakistan", although the negotiating process which preceded them has been much more about the relationship between the two governments.
Pakistan at first did not accept India's offer, saying the relief supplies should be sent to India's own casualties.
And when Pakistan's prime minister confirmed the relief would be accepted, he also reminded reporters that Pakistan had flown supplies to India in the aftermath of the Gujarat earthquake in 2001.
'Opportunity'The long-standing rivals are engaged in a tentative peace process at the moment but tensions still exist.
The BBC's Jill McGivering in Delhi says some see this disaster as an opportunity for positive humanitarian gestures which could increase goodwill between the two neighbours.
But she says there are limits.
Pakistan has so far rejected an offer of military help which would involve allowing Indian troops access to Pakistani territory.
On Tuesday, a member of a Pakistan opposition party criticised the government for refusing India's helicopters.
Helicopters, he said, have no religion.