The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visited Lahore, Pakistan on December 25, 2015. He met with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and greeted him on his birthday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was returning to India after completing official visits to Russia and Afghanistan on December 25, 2015. Also Read - CBSE & ICSE Board Exams 2021: Top 7 Things to do For Preparation |Watch Video
Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Lahore, Pakistan where he was received by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif himself at the Lahore International Airport departing from the official protocol. The Prime Minister was then hosted at the Raiwand Palace that is also the personal residence and ancestral home of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. The two leaders discussed cross-border terrorism, insurgency, cross border tensions, and discussion were also held on the Kashmir issue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was then seen off by the Prime Minister of Pakistan from the Lahore International Airport on December 25, 2015 itself. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Tips to Cope Up With Stress For Children And Parents | Watch Video
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the fourth Prime Minister of India to visit Pakistan and the first Prime Minister to visit Pakistan in the last 11 years. Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif had visited New Delhi, India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 26, 2014. Also Read - Telangana Schools to Reopen for Classes 6 and 8 After Nearly 11 Months
India and Pakistan relations have been tense since 2008 after Pakistani terrorists attacked Mumbai on November 26, and led to death of hundereds of civilians. The Government of India has been demanding a speedy trial of the accused by Pakistani judicial process. In recent months there have been several instances of severe cross border firing between India and Pakistan along the international border as well as along the Line of Control (LoC) which has led to civilian as well as military casualties. The visit can be seen as a major initiative towards normalisation of relations between the two countries and beginning of bilateral dialogue at all the levels. Recently the External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj had visited Pakistan to attend the 5th Heart of Asia summit in December 2015.
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