Q. 63.9( 9 Votes )

Mention some of the recent agreements between India and Pakistan.

Can we be sure that the two countries are well on their way to a friendly relationship?

Answer :

Although India and Pakistan relations seem to be story of endemic conflict and violence, there have been series of efforts to manage tension and build peace.

1. In 1960 with the help of World Bank, India and Pakistan signed the Indus Water Treaty

2. Shimla Agreement, 1972 where both the countries agreed to settle down their issues and conflicts peacefully

3. Tashkent Declaration where Indian and Pakistani forces would pull back to their pre-conflict positions, pre-August lines no later than 25 February 1966, the nations would not interfere in each other's internal affairs, economic and diplomatic relations would be restored,

4. Non-nuclear Agreement in 1988 is the bilateral and nuclear weapons control treaty between the two South Asian states, India and Pakistan, on the reduction (or limitation) of nuclear arms and pledged not to attack

India is also holding negotiations on issues including the disagreement over the demarcation line in Sir Creek in Rann of kutch.

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