December 25, 2015 / 11:35 AM / 2 years ago

Indian PM Modi lands in Pakistan in surprise visit

ISLAMABAD, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise stop in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Friday to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian premier in more than a decade.

Sharif received Modi at the airport and greeted him with a hug, local television showed.

Nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan resumed high-level contacts with a brief conversation at climate change talks in Paris late last month, part of efforts to restart a peace dialogue plagued by militant attacks and distrust. (Reporting by Mehreen Zahra-Malik, Writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

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