The bitter rivals meet in the opening game of Group A Tomorrow.
India are the reigning Champions of the SAFF Cup having won the competition in its last two outings
The game takes place in Dashrath Rangasala- Kathmandu and kicks off at 6-15 on September 1st.
Since winning the Nehuru Cup in 2012 results for Wim Koeverman’s side have not been particularly spectacular, but he hopes that will change in Nepal.
Speaking to Goal India he said: “Yes, the pressure is always on team that owns the Cup and we are here to defend the title and we want to win it, and that’s our aim.
The Blue Tigers have won the last two games against Pakistan beating them 3-1 in 2011 and 2-1 in 2008
Shahzad Anwar Pakistan’s coach, also spoke to Goal India and was feeling confident about his sides chances in the match.
“We have had very good preparations, and we have a very young lot. God willing, we shall produce good results.
“We have emphasized on special training session and the boys are in good shape. We are in a very good group, and boys are very motivated. The first game is against India and then we also face Bangladesh. God willing, we shall qualify for second round.”