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Modi springs a surprise, visits Sharif in Lahore

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Diplomacy

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Moscow early on Friday morning, had breakfast in Kabul with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Shortly after, he sent diplomatic and media circles into a tizzy with a straightforward tweet announcing he was going to stop by Lahore to meet with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Diplomacy

    PM Modi was in Kabul to inaugurate Afgha nistan's new Parliament building that India has helped construct.

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Diplomacy

    In Kabul, Modi said the day was special as it was former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday, adding he was "deeply touched" that a block in the new building was named 'Atal block'. Vajpayee also happened to be the only Indian PM to visit Pakistan in more than a decade. Until December 25, 2015.

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Diplomacy

    After his visit to Kabul, PM Modi dropped by in Lahore, on his way back to Delhi, to wish Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a happy birthday

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Diplomacy

    Modi landed at Lahore's Allama Iqbal Airport in the afternoon. He and Sharif embraced warmly at the airport and travelled together to Sharif's palatial ancestral home at Jati Umera

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Diplomacy

    In visiting Lahore, Modi will become the first Indian PM since Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2004 to visit the neighbouring country during their tenure

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Diplomacy

    PM Modi also visited the ancestral home Sharif, touched the feet of Sharif's mother, Shamim Akhtar, and took part in the wedding celebrations of his granddaughter, Mehrun Nisa

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Diplomacy

    Modi's visit left a trail of questions, including whether the PM's panache for optics will result in any substantive gains in improving India-Pakistan political and economic relations.

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Diplomacy

    The meeting between Sharif and Modi, in the former's hometown, was considered to be the biggest vote of confidence that there could have been from a democratically elected leader of India to the civilian leadership of Pakistan

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Diplomacy

    The Indo-Pak ties have witnessed a sudden turnaround ever since External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Sharif and his family in Malta in end-November on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, or CHOGM

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Diplomacy

    There, Swaraj held long discussions in Urdu and Punjabi with Sharif, and spent time with his mother and daughter who had accompanied the Pakistan PM to Malta.

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