Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, on the sidelines of a summit in Russia this week, reports NDTV.
Quoting sources, the channel said that the two leaders will meet on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Coperation organisation on 10th of July.
Modi’s call to greet Sharif at the start of the Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan is what is believed to have broken the ice. However, this may not be seen as the start of a formal dialogue between the two countries.
Modi will be in Ufa from 8 to 10 July to attend BRICS and SCO Summits. Sharif is also expected to attend SCO Summit. Both India and Pakistan are Observers in the six-nation SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) which comprises China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
Both India and Pakistan released a number of fishermen from their respective jails as a good will gesture for Ramadan
Reports of Modi’s planned meeting with his Pakistani counterpart came as Pakistan violated the ceasefire once again at the LoC on Sunday killing one Indian soldier North Kashmir’s Nowgam
Modi, after becoming the prime minister in May 2014 had invited Sharif to his swearing in ceremony but had taken tough stand on the resumption of bilateral talks following the tension at the Indo-Pak border.
More recently, both the countries were involved in bitter war of words.
Pakistan passed an anti-India resolution after PM Modi’s indirect remarks regarding the former providing shelter to certain terror organizations and failing to curb cross-border terror and infiltration.
Modi’s critical remarks about Pakistan came during his Dhaka visit and in the wake of India’s military action in Myanmar.