52 years ago, on that day, the Tashkent Declaration was signed by then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and Pakistani Field Marshal Ayub Khan`s president. Sadly, India`s second prime minister, who succeeded Jawaharlal Nehru only 18 months ago, died within hours of signing the historic document of a cardiac arrest that came as a great shock not only to the Indian people, but also to the entire world. The First Indo-Pakistani War, also known as the First Kashmir War (22 October 1947 – 5 January 1949), took place shortly after the independence of India and Pakistan. A ceasefire agreement led to the creation of the Line of Control (LOC) as the de facto border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir. The deal was criticized in India for not containing a non-war pact or renunciation of guerrilla warfare in Kashmir. After the signing of the agreement, Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri died mysteriously in Tashkent.  Shastri`s sudden death led to stubborn conspiracy theories that he was poisoned.  The Indian government refused to downgrade a report on his death claiming it could damage foreign relations, cause disruption in the country and a breach of parliamentary privileges.  Like Srivastava, many journalists who were in the Prime Minister`s delegation wrote detailed reports on the declaration of the unfortunate deaths of Tashkent and Shastrri.
They all felt that Shastri`s death was natural and that there was no doubt about a bad game. This is the best way for L.P. Singh, who was then Home Minister and was part of the Prime Minister`s entourage in Tashkent: „The circumstances of Shastri`s death in Tashkent were explained in a statement to Parliament more than 25 years ago and the report of the medical group, including Shastri`s Indian doctor Dr. Chugh, was put on the table of the house. After that, no one should have doubted that Shastri had died of a sudden and severe heart attack. But some in India unnecessarily seek conspiracy theories to explain important events, including the death of a national leader. But this is India where people get carried away, whether it`s rumors or lies. Finally, it`s Satyamev Jayate. In accordance with the Tashkent Declaration, ministerial talks were held on 1 and 2 March 1966. Despite the fact that these discussions were unproductive, diplomatic exchanges continued throughout the spring and summer. . .