With two unannounced stops, in Kabul and Lahore on Christmas day, Prime Minister Modi rewrote the recent history of geopolitics in the region.
- PM Sharif welcomed PM Modi and said it is important that the two countries seize the moment and build a prosperous future.
- Mr. Modi’s visit to Lahore drew comparisons with Atal Behari Vajpayee’s visit in 1999.
- The meeting is a good example of summit diplomacy and both Prime Ministers should from now on steer the diplomatic talks.
- India’s presence in Afghanistan has always been viewed with suspicion, and the absence of any negative comments in Pakistan was significant.