On the evening of 9 January, the talks appeared to have failed, as both sides were unwilling to take their respective levels. Morning newspapers in India – on 10 January – sent messages from Indian correspondents to Pms Entourage in Tashkent: Inder Malhotra (statesman), Krishan Bhatta (Hindustan Times), Dev Murarka (Indian Express), Kuldip Nayyar (UNI) and G.K. Reddy (Times of India). They all reported a virtual failure of the talks. While India`s Malhotra said, “Mr. Kosygin was desperately trying to save the talks from total failure and collapse.” Bhatia said: “Unless there is a miracle, the Tashkent conference should end tomorrow with an unequivocal disagreement between Prime Minister Shastri and Pakistani President Ayub Khan.” The agreement between India and Pakistan, which ended the largest military conflict over territorial disputes since World War II, was signed on 10 January 1966 in Tashkent, the capital of the Uzbek SSR at the time. At the opening of the negotiations, the conflict between India and Pakistan seriously threatened the stability of the region. This conflict between two major regional powers threatened to degenerate into a much greater war with the participation of other states. India was threatened by China, which was then an ally of Pakistan. Beijing has accused Delhi of aggression. Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904-1966) Prime Minister of India The conference was considered a great success and a declaration was issued to serve as a framework for a lasting peace that Indian and Pakistani forces would withdraw their positions before the conflict, their pre-August lines, no later than 25 February 1966;  No nation would interfere in the internal affairs of the other; economic and diplomatic relations would be restored; there would be an orderly transfer of prisoners of war and the two leaders would work to improve bilateral relations.  The first Indo-Pakistan War, known as the First Kashmir War (October 22, 1947-January 5, 1949), took place shortly after the independence of India and Pakistan. A ceasefire agreement has led to the establishment of the Line of Control (LOC) as the de facto border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir.