Years after Balakot strike, India & Pakistan to come face-to-face in Dushanbe

Years after the Balakot airstrike and abrogation of article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Foreign ministers of India and Pakistan are scheduled to attend a meet in Tajikistan to further discuss bilateral issues.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Mar 19, 2021 18:09 IST
Years after Balakot strike, India & Pakistan to come face-to-face in Dushanbe
India-Pakistan meet in Tajikistan

According to recent reports, Foreign minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar are scheduled to meet each other at the 'Heart of Asia meet on Afghanistan' that is scheduled to take place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 30th March 2021.

Both sides had cut their diplomatic ties after the abrogation of Article 370 of Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian Side on 5th August 2019. However, after back-channel talks and confidence-building gestures from both sides, it is expected that both India and Pakistan might resume bilateral talks to solve core dispute issues. 

Last month DGMOs of both the Indian Army and the Pakistan army also signed a cease-fire agreement alongside LOC to prevent loss of life on either side of the de-facto military line. 

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Just a day ago, while speaking at Islamabad Security Dialogue, Pak army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa had also offered a hand of peace to India and urged India to resolve the Kashmir issue through bilateral means.  

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