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Government of India
Ministry of External Affairs
22-July-2015 17:52 IST
Relationship with Pakistan

Government continues efforts to build peaceful cooperative ties with Pakistan as envisaged under the Simla Agreement and Lahore Declaration, while taking all necessary steps to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation and the safety and security of our citizens.


            Government has been repeatedly conveying to Pakistan that it must abide by its commitment not to allow its territory or territories under its control to be used against India, and to respect the sanctity of the International Boundary and Line of Control.


A list of meetings held between India and Pakistan in the last three years is enclosed at Annexure.




            The details of interactions between India and Pakistan in the last three years are given below.


Second Round of Resumed Dialogue





 Indian Secretary [Water]& Pakistani Secretary [Water & Power]

New Delhi

27-28 March 2012

Second Round of Secretary-level talks on  Tulbul Navigation Project/Wullar Barrage

Home Secretary level talks


24-25 May 2012

Counter Terrorism including progress on Mumbai trial and humanitarian issues

Defense Secretary level talks


11-12 June 2012


Surveyor General level talks

New Delhi

18-19 June 2012

Sir Creek

Foreign Secretary level talks


07-09 September 2012

Peace & security including confidence building measures, Jammu and Kashmir, Promotion of friendly exchanges

External Affairs Minister level talks


07-09 September 2012

Bilateral talks

Third Round of Resumed Dialogue

Commerce Secretary level talks


20-21 September 2012

7th Round of talks trade and economic cooperation

Expert level talks

New Delhi

27-28 December 2012

Conventional and Nuclear Confidence Building Measures

Other interactions in 2012

Visit of Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister of India

 Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad

12-15 February 2012

Led a delegation of Indian businessmen to a trade fair in Lahore; held  trade talks with Pakistan's Minister of Commerce.

Visit of Hon'ble Speaker of Lok Sabha


21-25 February 2012

Hon'ble Speaker held discussions with her counterpart Ms. Fehmida Mirza & met Farooq Naek, Chairman of Pakistan's Senate. She called on then PM Gilani.

Then Prime Ministers


27 March 2012

Met briefly on  the sidelines  of the Nuclear Security Summit  

Then PM Dr. Manmohan Singh met President of Pakistan H.E. Mr. Asif Ali Zardari

New Delhi

8 April 2012

During the Pak President's private visit to the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer

Then EAM met Pak FM Heena Rabbani Khar


8 July 2012

on the sidelines of Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan

Then PM  Dr. Manmohan  Singh  met President  Zardari


30 August 2012

On the sidelines  of the  NAM Summit

Joint Commission  Meeting

08 Technical  Level Working  Groups  [TLWG]

New Delhi

06 September, 2012

The 08 technical groups on Agriculture, Education,    Environment, Health, Information, Information Technology, Telecom & Science  and  Technology  met and  discussed  issues in their respective fields

Official level meetings in 2013-14

Meeting between  then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh  And Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

New York

27 September 2013

On the sidelines of UN General Assembly Session & discussed bilateral relations

Meeting between Director General BSF and Director General , Pak Rangers


24-28 December 2013

Confidence building measures between BSF and Pak Rangers

Joint Working Group on Cross LoC Confidence building measures


04 March 2014

Issues relating to cross LoC trade and travel

Meetings of Permanent Indus Commission

New Delhi

22-25 September 2013


Meetings of Permanent Indus Commission


24-26 August 2014


Meetings of Permanent Indus Commission

New Delhi

1st week of February 2015


Director General level meeting between Indian Coast Guard and Pakistan  Maritime Security Agency 

New Delhi

December 17-20, 2014

To consider confidence building  measures and humanitarian issues such as inadvertent crossing of maritime borders by fishermen

SAARC related meetings:

Meeting between Commerce Secretaries of India and Pakistan  on the margins of the  5th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave

New Delhi

15 January 2014

Preparatory meeting to the meeting of Commerce Ministers

Meeting between Commerce Ministers

New Delhi

18 January 2014

Discussed measures for  trade normalisation

5th SAARC Health Minister's meeting

New Delhi

06-08 April 2015

Cooperation in Health related issues under SAARC umbrella

FS and PM level Bilateral Meetings in 2014 & 2015

Meeting between PM Modi & Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

New Delhi

27 May 2014

During the visit  of SAARC Heads of State/ Government during the swearing-in of the new government

Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan


03 March 2015

Discussion on SAARC related and bilateral issues during "SAARC Yatra" of  Foreign Secretary of India

Meeting between PM Modi & Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Ufa, Russia

10 July 2015

On the margins  of the Shanghai Cooperation Orgnaisation


This Information was given by the Minister of state in the Ministry of External Affairs Gen. (Retd.) Dr. V. K. Singh in Lok Sabha today.


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