IV The Indian Prime Minister and the President of Pakistan agreed that both sides would prevent any propaganda against the other country and encourage propaganda promoting the development of friendly relations between the two countries. VIII The Indian Prime Minister and the President of Pakistan agreed that the parties would continue to discuss issues related to refugee and forced displacement and illegal immigration. They also agreed that both sides would create conditions that would prevent the exodus of the population. They also agreed to discuss the return of assets and assets taken over by both sides in the conflict. The Tashkent Declaration was a peace agreement between India and Pakistan, signed on 10 January 1966, which resolved the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war. Peace was achieved on 23 September by the intervention of the external powers that pushed the two nations to the truce, lest the conflict intensify and attract other powers.   Tashkent`s declaration, however, became a symbolic moment for Soviet diplomacy, which offered its good offices to the largest Asian states at the beginning of their independence. One could say that post-war Soviet diplomacy has not had comparable gains in terms of scale in the region. The chosen location was also symbolic: because of its weight as the industrial and cultural center of Soviet Central Asia (and not only) of Asia, Tashkent of the late 1960s was, as we would say today, a "hub" for Soviet cultural diplomacy in the USSR`s relations with Asian countries at the time of decolonization and active national liberation movements. Central Asia, India and Pakistan had a common, rather romantic past, including the Great Silk Road. The Uzbeks played an important role in Soviet diplomacy in Asia and provided invaluable and rapid technical support.
The meeting took place from 4 to 10 January 1966 in Tashkent, in the Soviet Socialist Republic of Uzbekistan (now Uzbekistan), in order to create a more sustainable colony.  All this cannot help but bring to mind today the Russian rhetoric of a "turning point towards Asia" - even if it is a bit of a journey. Eurasian countries are showing their growing willingness to develop multilateral cooperation using the image of the historic Silk Road, a brand that was already popular in Central Asia even before it was promoted by Xi Jinping. Perhaps we should remember more often the historical examples of inter-Asian diplomacy of Russia`s recent past - examples that resemble the Tashkent negotiations of 1966 and which could both bring theoretical lessons and bring practical benefits to the institutionalization of Eurasian cooperation. Although considered a great diplomatic success, Tashkent`s declaration could not limit the possibility of a future conflict between India and Pakistan. This possibility continues to this day. III The Indian Prime Minister and the President of Pakistan agreed that relations between India and Pakistan are based on the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of the other.
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