Terror dominates Narendra Modi-Nawaz Sharif talks in Delhi

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  1. kseeker

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    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised issues of terror and the trial in Mumbai attack case in his first bilateral meeting with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif here on Tuesday.

    According to sources, Modi raised the issue of slow pace of trial in 26/11 terror case which was being held in Pakistan and as also India's core concern of terror with the visiting Pakistani leader.

    The two leaders also talked about ways to enhance cooperation in the field of trade during the meeting which was attended by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, foreign secretary Sujatha Singh among others, they said.

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    The two leaders had a firm handshake and posed for photographers before heading towards the meeting room for talks at the ceremonial Hyderabad House.

    Ahead of his meeting, Sharif had on Monday said he was carrying a message of peace and intends to pick up the threads with India's new leader Narendra Modi from where he and then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee left off in 1999.

    Both governments have a strong mandate and this could help in "turning a new page in our relations", the Pakistan Prime Minister had said.

    Sharif's visit is seen as significant by political observers here given that hardline elements in Pakistan have expressed their unhappiness over his responding to the invitation positively.

    Sharif will leave for Pakistan later in the day.

    Terror dominates Narendra Modi-Nawaz Sharif talks in Delhi - The Times of India
     
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  3. rock127

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    Seems like MODI has told Taklu to work on few things if he wants peace.

    Taklu has taken panga with Army and Hafiz type terrorists despite their warning.
     
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    Nawaz Sharif is a BRAVE man to have come here for two reasons

    1 Now he will be targetted by hardliners back home for being soft on India

    2 He ie Nawaz had to listen to Indian " concerns " of terror as soon as the new Government took charge

    Nawaz must be really hating the PA - ISI - Jihadis

    Now if we see a crisis he will tell
    his people " Look I tried my best but These fools want to ruin everything
     
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    Keshav Murali Back to studies :( Senior Member

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    Not necessarily.

    While Sharif's decision to attend the ceremony was one that must be appreciated, it could also be a purely diplomatic move on his part - attending seems to be a sign of good-will, while not attending would put a spot on his foreign policy record.
     
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    In Meeting With Nawaz Sharif, PM Narendra Modi Raises Terror, 26/11 Trial

    Narendra Modi, who took over as Prime Minister on Monday, talked tough on cross-border terror at a meeting today with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, which was watched closely on both sides of the border.

    Mr Modi reportedly stressed that Pakistan must abide by its commitment to control terrorism from its soil against India and also raised the slow pace of trial in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

    The attack on the Indian consulate at Herat in Afghanistan on Friday was also discussed. Afghan president Hamid Karzai has blamed Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba for the assault linked by some to the Modi government's takeover.

    "We want friendly relations with Pakistan. However, for such relations to proceed, terror and violence must end," Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh told reporters, adding that India's concerns over terror were "clearly articulated."

    The two leaders met for 50 minutes at Delhi's Hyderabad House, a day after Mr Sharif attended Mr Modi's grand swearing-in ceremony along with other South Asian leaders.

    In the interaction widely seen as an "ice-breaker", they decided that their foreign secretaries will be in touch and discuss a way forward on talks that have been suspended since January, 2013.

    "We agreed that the two Foreign Secretaries would be meeting soon, to review and carry forward our bilateral agenda, in the spirit of our meeting today," Mr Sharif said before leaving for Pakistan.

    Mr Modi has also accepted Mr Sharif's invitation to Pakistan but "nothing is fixed," said Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh.

    After his victory, Mr Modi surprised many by inviting the Pakistan prime minister for his inauguration. Mr Sharif accepted it apparently against the advice of hardliners in his country.

    In a tweet on today's meeting, Mr Sharif's daughter said, "Indian PM Modi refers to PM Sharif as 'MAN OF PEACE'.... Hope negativity fails and peace wins (sic)."

    The Pakistani leader also called on Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was prime minister when he last visited India in 1999.

    India and Pakistan have fought three wars since Independence in 1947. Hostilities escalated last year after the killing of Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops and a series of ceasefire violations at the border

    In Meeting With Nawaz Sharif, PM Narendra Modi Raises Terror, 26/11 Trial | NDTV.com
     
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    Outcome of Sharif-Modi meeting much better than expected: Pakistan - The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: Pakistan on Wednesday said the actual outcome of the meeting between Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif was much better than expected.

    "Pak PM had a constructive bilateral meeting and also invited the Indian PM. Although the visit was for a ceremonial occasion, the outcome was better than we expected, Nawaz Sharif's national security and foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Wednesday at a press conference in Islamabad.

    "The meeting was with a clear strategic vision and was not just a photo opportunity," Aziz said.

    "The PMs agreed that it was a historic beginning for both the countries and felt the need to turn a new page in relations," he said.

    On both sides there was sincerity, warmth and determination to move forward, Aziz said.

    Aziz said the issues of cross-border terrorism and Kashmir were discussed but not substantially during the bilateral meeting Tuesday in New Delhi.

    During the meeting, Modi also sought that the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case be expedited, a demand which Aziz described as not a new one from India.

    The leaders of the two neighbouring countries agreed that terrorism was an issue of mutual concern and that they needed to address all conflicts to end the distrust between the two sides, Aziz said.

    He also added that Sharif did not meet the Hurriyat leadership as it was a ceremonial visit to India.

    "The issue of terrorism came up; the Pakistan PM informed his counterpart that terrorism is of mutual concern. Pakistan has suffered enormously," Aziz said.

    "People and the Pakistan govt were committed to fighting terrorism. Whenever Kashmir is discussed, their (Hurriyat leaders) views have to be taken along," he said.
     

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