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Happier times in India, Pakistan relations: Nehru’s car ride with Ayub Khan, Atal-Zia and Rajiv-Bhutto meetings

India and Pakistan relations have seen many ups and downs. But whenever the leaders of the two arch rivals meet, the world takes note of it. Here we present few rare moments from the tumultuous history.

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru along with Pakistan President Ayub Khan driving through one of the streets in Karachi on September 19, 1960. (Source: Express archive)

Pakistan President General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq with PV Narasimha Rao in the year 1981. (Source: AP)

Benazir Bhutto with former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi in Islamabad in 1989. (Source: Express archive)

Prime Minister Chandrashekhar with Pakistan foreign secretary Shahryar Khan in New Delhi on April 6, 1991. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri is seen signing the Tashkent declaration on a communique co-signed by Pakistan's President Mohammed Ayub Khan. (Photo: London Bureau Photo)

Pakistan Prime Minster Nawaz Sharief with former Prime Minister of India IK Gujral in New York on September 23, 1997. (source: AP/PTI)

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaj Sharif greets Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao during an informal meeting . (Source: Express archive)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee and General Mohammad Zia-Ul-Haq of Pakistan. (Source: Express archive)

Pakistan PM Yousuf Raza Gilani and former PM Manmohan Singh wave even as cricketer Sachin Tendulkar looks on during the World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan, in Mohali. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen greeting Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif while Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa and Mauritius PM Navin Ramgoolam look on during the oath taking ceremony of the BJP led government in New Delhi in May 2014. (Source: Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)