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Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif exchange greetings at summit

Nawaz Sharif (L) and Narendra Modi met for the first time in 17 months

By: Sarwar Alam

The leaders of rivals India and Pakistan have met for the first time in 17 months, at a summit in Kazakhstan, officials said, despite renewed tensions over Kashmir. Indian premier Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif shook hands and exchanged greetings late Thursday at the opening of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Astana. Modi and Sharif last met on the sidelines of the Paris climate summit in December 2015 before Modi surprised the world with an impromptu visit to Pakistan the same month. An Indian foreign ministry official said that as it was the first contact between…

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