A hug and high tea: Indian PM makes surprise visit to Pakistan




 
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A hug and high tea: Indian PM makes surprise visit to Pakistan
 
December 26th, 2015  
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A hug and high tea: Indian PM makes surprise visit to Pakistan
By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Krishna N. Das ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Pakistan on Friday to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the first time an Indian premier has visited the rival nation in over a decade. The visit, requested by Modi just hours earlier before he flew back home from Afghanistan, raised hopes that stop-and-start negotiations between the nuclear-armed neighbors might finally make progress after three wars and more than 65 years of hostility. Sharif hugged Modi after he landed at the airport in the eastern city of Lahore and the two left by helicopter for Sharif's nearby family estate.




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