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