Modi’s Lahore Surprise: A stopover to greet ‘Birthday Boy’

KABUL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sprung a massive surprise today as he tweeted that he would “drop by” Lahore on his way back to Delhi and meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who turns 66 today.

“Looking forward to meeting PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore today afternoon, where I will drop by on my way back to Delhi,” he tweeted this afternoon.

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He had wished Mr Sharif on his birthday earlier today. This will be his first visit to Pakistan since taking office last year and the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian prime minister in 12 years.

The announcement came just after PM Modi, during a joint session of the Afghan Parliament, appeared to send a strong message to Pakistan on terror, without naming the country.

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