Imran Khan reaches out to Prime Minister Modi

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08 Jun 2019

Imran Khan writes to Modi, seeks to resolve Kashmir dispute

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reported to have received a letter from his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, in which the latter mentioned that talks can solve the differences between the two nations, including Kashmir dispute.

This is the second time Khan reached out to PM Modi after he was re-elected to power with a thumping victory on May 23.

Read on for more details.

Letter

In letter, Khan spoke about poverty, Kashmir issue

In letter, Khan spoke about poverty, Kashmir issue

The congratulatory letter came to India through diplomatic channels, two days back, IE reports.

In the letter, Khan is learned to have told PM Modi that dialog is the only way to bring stability in the area and solve longstanding disputes. Apparently, he also spoke about eradicating poverty.

When PM Modi was re-elected, Khan sent him wishes through a tweet, which the former acknowledged.

On Khan's message, Modi replied he wants peace

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Pakistan's Foreign Minister also wrote letter to S Jaishankar

Reportedly, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had also written a letter to India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, congratulating him on being given the important Cabinet position.

But, India has clarified that no meeting has been scheduled between Khan and PM Modi in Kyrgyz Republic's capital, Bishkek.

Both PMs will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit scheduled for June 13 and 14.

Relations

After Pulwama attack, Indo-Pak ties took a nosedive

After Pulwama attack, Indo-Pak ties took a nosedive

To recall, relationship between India and Pakistan, which were already troubled after Uri attack, reached rock bottom after Jaish-e-Mohammed attacked CRPF forces in Pulwama on February 14.

The suicide attack, executed by a Kashmiri youth, took lives of 40 soldiers, making India furious.

Subsequently, India avenged the deaths by breaching Pakistani airspace and attacking JeM's biggest camp in Balakot.

IAF jets returned unharmed.

What happened

India cornered Pakistan on the global stage

In the last couple of months, India did more than just retorting to muscular tactics to deal with Pakistan.

India slammed Pakistan on a global stage and got support from countries like US, UK, and France.

The then Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj was also invited as a special guest at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Seeing red at the invitation, Pakistan boycotted the event.

Wins

Further, Masood Azhar was designated as global terrorist by UN

Further, Masood Azhar was designated as global terrorist by UN

Pakistan was also rattled after many countries condemned Pulwama attack in unison, but didn't say anything against Balakot airstrikes.

India's continuous work also ensured that Pakistan stays on terror watchdog FATF's greylist.

Earlier this year, JeM head Masood Azhar, who has been waging war against India, was declared as a global terrorist by the UN.

Looking back

PM Modi tried dialog with Pakistan, it didn't work out

It should be mentioned when PM Modi took office for the first time, he had a soft approach towards Pakistan. Former PM Nawaz Sharif attended his 2014 swearing-in ceremony and PM Modi also made an impromptu visit to the neighboring country.

However, after Pakistan's proxy war against India didn't stop, PM Modi maintained no talks would happen until they stop promoting terrorism.

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What did Imran Khan say in letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

Asked 2019-06-08 11:20:08 by Aaradhya Rao

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Imran Khan congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said talks will resolve longstanding disputes between both bitter neighbors.

What has India done against Pakistan on a global stage?

Asked 2019-06-08 11:20:08 by Cheshta Sengupta

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India cornered Pakistan diplomatically. Due to relentless efforts, Masood Azhar was designated as UN-based terrorist and Pakistan remained on terror watchdog FATF's greylist.

What happened in Balakot?

Asked 2019-06-08 11:20:08 by Vihaan Sharma

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On the intervening night of February 25 and 26, 12 IAF jets breached Pakistani airspace to attack JeM's biggest camp in Balakot.

How many soldiers died in Pulwama attack?

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40 CRPF soldiers died in Pulwama attack which happened on February 14.

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