Post 26/11, a chronicle of India-Pakistan meetings

A chronology of key meetings between Indian and Pakistani leaders after the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror carnage.

New Delhi: A chronology of key meetings between Indian and Pakistani leaders after the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror carnage that caused a nearly two-year long deep freeze in the ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

February 26, 2009 - Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan Nirupama Rao and Salman Bashir meet on the sidelines of the SAARC ministerial meeting in Colombo.

June 16, 2009 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg.

June 26, 2009 - Meeting between External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and his Pakistan counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the G8 outreach meeting in Trieste, Italy.

July 16, 2009 - Manmmohan Singh meets Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el Sheikh -- the meeting that led to a controversial joint declaration delinking the composite dialogue process from Pakistan`s action against terror and including a reference to Balochistan.

September 27, 2009- Foreign secretaries Rao and Bashir meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

April 29, 2010 - The two Prime Ministers -- Manmmohan Singh and Gilani -- meet on the sidelines of a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu.

July 16, 2010 - Krishna and Qureshi meet in Islamabad. But the talks ended in bitterness over Pakistan raking up the Kashmir issue and India insisting that Pakistan give a time frame for completing trial of the Mumbai attack.

February 6, 2011 - Foreign secretaries Rao and Bashir met on the sidelines of a SAARC conference in Thimpu.

March 27, 2011 - Manmohan Singh and Gilani meet on the sidelines of a cricket world cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan in the Punjab city of Mohali.

July 26, 2011- Pakistan`s first woman foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar visits India and holds talks with her Indian counterpart SM Krishna in Delhi.

November 10, 2011 - Manmohan Singh meets Gilani in the Addu atoll of Maldives, the venue of a SAARC summit. They jointly declare to open a new chapter in the history of India-Pakistan relations.

February 13, 2012: India`s Commerce Minister Anand Sharma visits Pakistan on a three-day trip, first by an Indian trade minister in three decades.

March 27, 2012: The two Prime Ministers meet on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in an unscheduled informal meeting in the South Korean capital Seoul.

April 8, 2012 - Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari comes to India on a day-long private visit to offer prayers at the Ajmer dargah and hold talks with Manmohan Singh.

IANS

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