MODI IN PAKISTAN
MODI IN PAKISTAN The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has 'dropped by' in Lahore on his way to Delhi from Afghanistan to meet PM Nawaz today.
The premier is the first Indian PM to visit Pakistan in 10 years. This surprise visit comes on PM Nawaz Sharif's birthday, which Modi wished him earlier today via telephone.
However, Modi seems to be getting criticism from his country for this action too. According to NDTV, Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar said, "It is unfortunate that we get to know about prime minister's visit through a tweet... India and Pakistan relations are not so good as yet that he stops over there on his way back from another country." Congress leader Manish Tewari called it an "adventure" by prime minister Modi.
The last meeting between Modi and Nawaz took place in November on the 21st UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, where the two exchanged pleasantries and had a friendly chat that stirred up the media from both countries. Indian steel magnate Sajjan Jindal, the brother of former Congress MP Naveen Jindal, who reportedly arranged the secret meeting between Nawaz and Modi in Katmandu is also in Pakistan. “In Lahore to greet PM Nawaz Sharif on his birthday,” Jindal tweeted