The deal was criticized in India for not containing a non-war pact or renunciation of guerrilla warfare in Kashmir. After the signing of the agreement, Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri died mysteriously in Tashkent.  Shastri`s sudden death led to stubborn conspiracy theories that he was poisoned.  The Indian government refused to downgrade a report on his death claiming it could damage foreign relations, cause disruption in the country and a breach of parliamentary privileges.  The agreement was negotiated by Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kossygin, who had invited the parties to Tashkent. The parties agreed to withdraw all armed forces from positions taken before 5 August 1965; re-establish diplomatic relations; and to discuss economic, refugee and other issues. The deal was criticized in India for not containing a non-war pact or renunciation of guerrilla aggression in Kashmir. VI The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan agreed to consider measures to restore economic and trade relations, communications and cultural exchanges between India and Pakistan and to take measures to implement the existing agreements between India and Pakistan. This statement was made at ministerial level, but the real fact is that all discussions have become useless and no results have been achieved due to a great difference in public and state opinion on the Kashmir issue. . . .