The summit conference between Bhutto and Indra Gandhi opened in Simla on the agreed date. The Simla Agreement Conference was held from June 28 to July 2, 1972. The summit conference between Bhutto and Indra Gandhi opened in Simla on the agreed date. The summit conference was held from June 28 to July 2, 1972. The objective of the agreement was to define the measures envisaged to normalize bilateral relations and to resolve mutual disputes through peaceful means and bilateral negotiations. India wanted to solve all the problems in one package, so it proposed a treaty of friendship that required the two countries to refrain from the use of force in dispute resolution, not to interfere in each other`s internal affairs, not to participate in the settlement of their disputes and to renounce military alliances directed against each other. Pakistan wanted to focus on issues as immediate as the release of prisoners of war, the withdrawal of troops and the resumption of diplomatic relations. It rejected the Indian proposal on the grounds that it would imply a lasting adoption of the partition of Kashmir and the withdrawal of the UN Kashmir dispute. At the fourth commemorative conference in Ramnath Goenka, Jaishankar advocated for a foreign policy that values change, not statusquooderist, as he cited important incidents in Indian history such as the defeat of the war with China in 1962, the Simla agreement and “inaction” after the Mumbai terrorist attacks to contrast them with a more dynamic attitude of India after 2014. Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said Thursday that relations with Pakistan raise many questions in the past and said Thursday that the 1972 Simla agreement led to a “revenge” Pakistan and persistent problems in Jammu and Kashmir, as he praised the “courageous steps” taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his relations with the neighboring country. The treaty was signed in Simla (including “Shimla”) in India by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, President of Pakistan, and Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India.
 The agreement also paved the way for Pakistan`s diplomatic recognition of Bangladesh. Technically, the document was signed on the night of July 3 at 0040 hours; despite these official documents, dated July 2, 1972.    Some of the main outcomes of the Simla agreement are: the two ministers invoked the 1972 Shimla Agreement and said that bilateral issues could only be resolved with its help – and nothing else.