Inside the India-Pakistan Draft Kashmir Agreement reviewed by Modi Government I Barkha Dutt

In 2017, an emissary for the Prime Minister , "a leading businessman" was sent by the Narendra Modi government to meet Nawaz Sharif, then Prime Minister of Pakistan, to explore rebooting back-channel talks between both countries.

This has been revealed in a new book by veteran diplomat, Satinder Lambah, who himself led the back-channel dialogue between the two countries during the Manmohan Singh years for nearly ten years.

The Modi government reached out to Lambah to represent it in talks with Sharif , but since the emissary had already flown to Pakistan "in his personal plane", Lambah did not move ahead, feeling it wrong to have two people represent the government.

Most importantly, Lambah's book, "In Pursuit of Peace-: India-Pakistan Relations under Six Prime Ministers" reveals a 14 point set of guidelines that formed the basis of a draft agreement between the two countries. " Since Independence, there have been several initiatives and moments of hope of a settlement between India and Pakistan. This one, perhaps, came the closest,' he writes.

Though the book does not reveal the name of the businessman who flew into Pakistan, this correspondent previously broke the story on the role played by steel magnate Sajjan Jindal as the go-between for the two leaders.

Barkha Dutt speaks to

Sanjaya Baru | Author
Ayesha Siddiqa | King’s College, London
Amb Sharat Sabharwal | Former HC to Pakistan
TCA Raghavan | Former HC to Pakistan

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