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PAKISTAN – INDIA
Pakistan raid against fundamentalist madrassas nets scores of arrests
Pakistani forces go after the militant Jaish-e-Mohammad group, blamed for an attack against an Indian Air Force base. The group’s founder is among those detained. Peace talks with Delhi were the its target.
19/02/2007 INDIA – PAKISTAN
'Friendship Express’ blast claims 66 lives
Another 13 passengers were admitted to hospital with serious injuries. Delhi and Islamabad said this was a terrorist attack aimed at destabilizing ties between them. An official visit by the Pakistani Foreign Affairs Ministry to India has been confirmed.
30/04/2010 INDIA – PAKISTAN
India and Pakistan talking again but without a specific agenda
The prime ministers of the two countries hold a long meeting in Bhutan on the sidelines of a summit of South Asian leaders. Positive comments and statements of good will follow the meeting. Experts see both sides trying to play up shared interests but agree that time is of the essence.
Islamabad revives peace talks with the Taliban. But the army is ready to intervene
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announces a new committee, called to resume talks with the Islamists. Taliban leadership yet to respond. The military study plan of attack in case talks fail. The Archbishop of Lahore appeals to young people and calls for "peaceful coexistence".
Air strikes against Taliban strongholds in Pakistan: 37 dead and 18 injured
First military operation against the TTP since March cease-fire. Army flexes its muscle and strikes a blow to government peace efforts. Strike targeted a cell responsible for the attacks in Peshawar. The Taliban announces retaliation and revenge.
23/05/2013 PAKISTAN - CHINA
Quetta, 12 people die in an attack on the military. Beijing and Islamabad discuss energy
A bomb aboard a rickshaw targets a security forces convoy. The bomb was made up of more than 100 kg of explosives. Meanwhile, the Chinese premier arrives in Pakistan for a two-day official visit. Objective: To strengthen ties, enhance trade and help solve the energy crisis.
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