1991: The two countries sign agreements on prior notification of military exercises, manoeuvres and troop movements, as well as on the prevention of airspace violations and the establishment of overflight rules. 2. Following the talks, the following agreements were concluded: – 1966 – On 10 January 1966, Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and Pakistani President Ayub Khan signed an agreement in Tashkent (now Uzbekistan) in which it was agreed to withdraw on the Voraugust lines and restore economic and diplomatic relations. 1999: Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee meets his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore. They signed the Lahore Declaration, the first major agreement between the two countries since the Simla Agreement of 1972. Both countries reaffirm their commitment to the Simla Agreement and agree to implement a series of “confidence measures” (CBM). 1988: The two countries sign an agreement that neither side will attack nuclear facilities or facilities on the other side. These include “nuclear and research reactors, fuel production, uranium enrichment, isotopic and reprocessing facilities, as well as any other fresh or spent nuclear fuel and fuel facility in all its forms and facilities, where significant amounts of radioactive material are stored.” We conclude here that the Indian parliament is not competent enough to cede territory. However, for such an agreement to be effective, Parliament would have to adopt a constitutional amendment. An amendment to the Constitution for ratification of the agreement was adopted in November by the Standing Parliamentary Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with a “unanimous” agreement. And in other positive news, The Banerjee Prime Minister has recently changed his usual confrontational attitude towards Bangladesh.
Just a week ago, she agreed to visit Bangladesh and government officials hinted that she might now support the land border agreement. Finally, in light of the 2015 municipal and regional elections in the northeastern state of Assam, the BJP will try to prove itself. After the national election success of 2014, tangible benefits of security and regional economic cooperation could help the party to manifest itself.