Indo-Pak relations in Modi era: Some ups, many downs

New Delhi: By sending an invitation to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif for his swearing-in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sent a positive signal. Sharif accepted the invitation, on his part, Modi gifted him a shawl for his mother. Later, Sharif reciprocated by sending a sari for Modi's mother.

 

However, the gift exchanges failed to make an impact on souring diplomatic relations, despite many goodwill gestures by India.                     

 

August 2014: Foreign Secy talks cancelled after Pakistan's High Commissioner met Kashmiri separatist leaders.

 

Sept, 2014: Pakistan PM raises Kashmir issue in his meeting with UN Secretary General  

 

March 2015: Foreign Secretaries of  India and Pakistan meet

 

June, 2015: In  Bangladesh, PM Modi terms Pakistan a pain for spreading terror. Pakistan raised a strong objection.

 

July 2015: Pakistan Defence Minister says if need arises Pakistan will use Nuclear bomb against India.

 

July 10, 2015: India-Pak agree to hold  NSA talks during Ufa meeting of Modi and Sharif

 

July 12, 2015: Pakistan takes a U-turn on Ufa decision, then Pak NSA Sartaz Aziz says no talks possible if Kashmir not on agenda

 

August 19, 2015: Before NSA talks, Pakistan High Commissioner invites Kashmiri separatists for a party

 

August 22, 2015: India-Pak NSA talks cancelled  

 

Sept 30, 2015: Sharif at UN General Assembly (UNGA) puts 4 conditions for peace talks with India, including one to withdraw Army from kashmir

 

Oct 1, 2015: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj rejects conditions at UNGA, says ``leave terrorism and come for talks''

 

Oct 2, 2015: Pakistan gives a dossier against India to UN Secy General after Sushma's speech

 

November 27, 2015: Pak's U-turn, Sharif says read for talks without conditions

 

December 6, 2015: Indian and Pakistani NSA meet in Bangkok following Modi-Sharif meeting in Paris

 

December 8, 2015: Sushma Swaraj visits Pakistan

 

January 2, 2016: Terror attack on Pathankot Airbase

 

January 11, 2016: Foreign Secretary talks cancelled following Pathankot attack

 

March 17, 2016: India-Pak foreign secretaries hold talks during SAARC meeting

 

April 26, 2016: Foreign secretaries hold formal bilateral talks in Delhi

 

August 4, 2016: Home Minister Rajnath Singh attends SAARC conference in Pakistan

 

August 24, 2016: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley refuses to attend SAARC finance ministers meet in Pakistan

 

September 5, 2016: Modi lashes out at Pakistan at G-20 meet in China, says "one single nation in South Asia is spreading these agents of terror in countries of our region."


News24 Bureau