VI The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan agreed to consider measures to restore economic and trade relations, communications and cultural exchanges between India and Pakistan and to take measures to implement the existing agreements between India and Pakistan. The agreement was negotiated by Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kossygin, who had invited the parties to Tashkent. The parties agreed to withdraw all armed forces from posts held before 5 August 1965; re-establish diplomatic relations; and to discuss economic, refugee and other issues. The deal was criticized in India for not containing a non-war pact or renunciation of guerrilla aggression in Kashmir. In India too, the people criticized this agreement because the Pakistani president and the Indian prime minister did not sign a guerrilla pact in Kashmir. After the day of this statement, Prime Minister Lal Bahadur died of a sudden heart attack. After him, no one accepted this statement and it was ignored by the next government. 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.
 The Tashkent Declaration was a peace agreement signed on January 10, 1966 between India and Pakistan, which resolved the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Peace had been achieved on September 23 thanks to the intervention of external powers that pushed the two nations to a truce, fearing that the conflict would escalate and attract other powers.   An agreement signed in the Soviet city of Tashkent by Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and Pakistani President Ayub Khan to end the Second Indo-Pakistani War for Kashmir. . . .