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Angel of Peace

Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial

Angel of Peace

On 14th September 1965 UNO requested both the countries for ceasefire. Shastriji, the Angel of Peace, accepted the proposal and on 2nd January 1966 left for Tashkent, USSR with his delegation.


After detail discussions and consultations continued for eight days, finally Tashkant Agreement was signed between Shastriji and Pakistani President General Mohammad Ayub Khan in the presence of USSR Prime Minister Alexei Nikolayevich Kosygin.

Lal Bahadur Shastri - Meeting in Tashkent 1966

On January 4, 1966, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the official opening of the meeting of the statesmen of Pakistan and India with the participation of the Russian Prime-Minister Kosyigin took place. On the Indian part, there was Prime-Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri who was accompanied by Mr. Chandrika Srivastava (Sir C.P.). The negotiations lasted till January 10 and resulted in signing Tashkent Declaration. This meeting was described in Sir C.P.'s book.

Shastri Ji Family
At Palam Airport
Shastri Ji Wife
At Palam Airport
Shastri Ji Family
Flying Pigeon
Shastri Ji Wife
In Tashkant