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Notwithstanding the chill in the Indo-Pak ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent best wishes to newly-elected Pakistani premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and said India desires a democratic and stable Pakistan.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has also written last night to her Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif, who assumed office last week, senior officials said here.
Indo-Pak ties nosedived after a series of attacks last year, including the Uri strike, carried out by the Pakistan- based terror outfits. Following the attacks, India boycotted the SAARC Summit, which was scheduled to be held in November last in Pakistan.