|November, 2003||India and Pakistan declare ceasefire along the LoC and lay ground for initiation of peace process|
|September, 2004||Foreign Minister Natwar Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri met in New Delhi. A total set of 72 CBMs were suggested in various areas by India, which included cross-LoC trade and travel|
|September, 2004||Pakistan President Parvez Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meet in New York and agree that “confidence building measures (CBMs) of all categories under discussion between the two governments should be implemented keeping in mind practical possibilities.”|
|December, 2004||India’s Foreign Secretary Shyam Sharan, announced that given the humanitarian issues affecting the people on both sides of the LoC, India has put forward “a proposal for meeting of families in Kashmir at five places, designated days and periods of time, under joint security arrangements.” The proposed places were Mendhar, Poonch, Suchetgarh, Uri, and Tangdhar along the Neelam Valley|
|February, 2005||The modalities of cross-LoC travel are finalized|
|April, 2005||Srinagar-Muzzafarabad Bus Service inaugurated by then Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh|
|June, 2005||Poonch-Rawalakote Bus Service inaugurated|
|September, 2006||Pakistan President Parvez Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agree to further strengthen relations along the LoC|
|May, 2008||The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan met on May 21, and agreed to increase the frequency of Srinagar- Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawalakote bus services and allow intra-Kashmir trade and truck services|
|July, 2008||The JWG on cross-LoC CBMs met in Islamabad with the following agenda:
To discuss the list of items to be allowed for trade through the truck service.
|September, 2008||The modalities regarding the movement of trucks, code of conduct for the drivers, permits, security, timings and list of items to be traded were agreed upon between India and Pakistan to conduct cross-LoC trade|
|October, 2008||Cross-LoC trade- the second CBM between India and Pakistan – commenced on October 21, 2008 in two districts, Uri – Muzaffarabad through Kashmir, and Poonch – Rawalkot through Jammu.