Update on India-Pakistan Bilateral ties


Amid India-Pakistan refusing to meet ahead of UN General Assembly, World Bank reports that India-Pakistan potential bilateral trade worth 36.9 billion dollars

Further adding World Bank says South Asian nations lose billions because they barely trade with each other

Below image depicts the potential trade worth among south Asian countries

Earlier this week, Imran Khan, the new Prime Minister of Pakistan upon assuming the office initiated a talk by invitation for bilateral level meeting between foreign ministries
India agreed to meet at New York in USA ahead UN General Assembly

However on getting to know Friday violence in Jammu and Kashmir, India cancelled its agreed foreign ministry level meeting with Pakistan quoting such militant violence and bilateral level talks cannot go hand-in-hand together

Last time India and Pakistan met, when Narendra Modi visited former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif at Lahore in December 2015

General Public in two nations saw a ray of hope of ‘friendly relationship’ upon Imran Khan assuming the PMO in Pakistan, However in wake of meeting cancellation, rivalry is going to be continued for some time at least until 2019 general election in India