PM Modi Back In Delhi After Meeting Nawaz Sharif In Lahore: Live Updates

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Lahore today where he will meet Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif.

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23:06 (IST)
India-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks will be held on January 15 in Pakistan, reports news agency ANI.
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PM Modi reaches Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence
Prime Minister Narendra has reached the residence of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to offer his greetings on the occasion of the latter's birthday.
Dec 25, 2015
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Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj receives PM Modi at the airport
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20:35 (IST)
PM Modi lands in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has landed in New Delhi after his visit to Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia.
Dec 25, 2015
20:30 (IST)
'Innovative diplomacy,' says Rajnath Singh
"I feel that the PM has taken a first step. This is an innovative diplomacy," Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

"Earlier the Lahore bus yatra by Atal Bihari Vajpayee was done in the thought that friends may change but not neighbours. We should have good relations with our neighbours," he said.


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"It was a spontaneous meeting. I was lucky to be in Lahore today or would have missed this meeting," Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said.

Dec 25, 2015
19:49 (IST)
Meet amid 'intense' goodwill, says Pakistan
"It was a good visit. It has been decided that there will be more interaction, people to people contact to create an environment of goodwill," Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, said.

"Meeting was held in very cordial atmosphere. All issues in composite dialogue to be taken up. Foreign Secretaries of both countries could meet in January in Islamabad," he said.


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PM Modi leaves from Lahore
PM Modi leaves Lahore after his surprise visit to greet Nawaz Sharif on his birthday, the two held talks at the Pak PM's home. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to the airport to see him off.


Dec 25, 2015
18:53 (IST)
PM Modi leaves from Nawaz Sharif's residence
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18:50 (IST)
PM Modi, Nawaz Sharif conclude talks
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for the airport after wrapping up talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's ancestral home.


Dec 25, 2015
18:44 (IST)
Diplomacy is not a joke, says Congress
"PM has a habit of grabbing headlines. They think this will help him get the tag of a statesman. After visits to Russia and Kabul, he decided to go to Pakistan," Congress leader Anand Sharma said.

"Diplomacy should be serious and mature. It's not a joke. Not only for news. Nation's interest should be kept first," he said.

"PM has no vision. He gave conflicting views. His whole Lok Sabha campaign was to attack Pakistan. In 18-19 months, sometimes they talk, sometimes they don't," he said.


Dec 25, 2015
18:26 (IST)
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18:25 (IST)
'Almost unheard of,' says Omar Abdullah on PM Modi's visit
"Any engagement of India and Pakistan is a welcome thing. Clearly a back-channel that has made this possible," Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told NDTV.

"The Indo-Pak engagement have gone through a lot of roughs. Now a jaw dropping event done by the Prime Minister. But there is no consistency," he said.

"It's almost unheard of in Asian region. The onus now is on these two Prime Ministers. Let's see what happens," he said.

"Any chai pe charcha is good. Kashmiri kawa is sweeter. May be sweet start would be appropriate," Mr Abdullah said.
Dec 25, 2015
18:18 (IST)
Separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq welcomes PM Modi's visit to Pakistan
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17:47 (IST)
PM Modi reaches Nawaz Sharif's residence near Lahore.


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17:35 (IST)
For PM Modi-Nawaz Sharif's 'Chai Pe Charcha', the tea is Kashmiri
Desi ghee main bani subziyan, kheer and Kashmiri chai on the menu for PM Modi, reports NDTV's Yusra Askari.
Dec 25, 2015
17:31 (IST)
Read: PM Narendra Modi's Surprise Visit To Lahore A 'Welcome Move', Says CPI
The Communist Party of India today welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to visit Lahore to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, saying it would help take forward the India-Pak dialogue process.
Dec 25, 2015
17:15 (IST)
Not to be missed, the tight embrace between PM Modi and PM Sharif
Dec 25, 2015
17:10 (IST)
PM Modi to visit PM Nawaz Sharif's residence
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving on a chopper for his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's residence.


Dec 25, 2015
17:05 (IST)
PM Modi received at Lahore airport by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif



Dec 25, 2015
16:54 (IST)
PM Modi's flight lands in Lahore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flight has landed in Lahore.


Dec 25, 2015
16:52 (IST)
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif at Lahore Airport
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reached the airport to receive PM Modi


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16:42 (IST)
When Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif received Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Wagah Border in 1999.




Dec 25, 2015
16:29 (IST)
Sajjan Jindal, who reportedly facilitated Modi-Sharif meeting in Kathmandu, also in Lahore
Businessman Sajjan Jindal, who is believed to have mediated a meeting between PM Modi and Mr Sharif in Kathmandu last year, is also in Lahore today. NDTV's Barkha Dutt had revealed in her book that the two prime ministers had talked for over an hour in the meeting facilitated by Mr Jindal, who is Congress leader Navin Jindal's brother.
Dec 25, 2015
15:51 (IST)
Double standards, says Congress on PM Modi's Pakistan visit
Dec 25, 2015
15:47 (IST)
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15:46 (IST)
PM Modi waved to crowds as he left for Lahore from Kabul
Dec 25, 2015
15:44 (IST)
In praise for PM Modi's Pakistan visit...
Dec 25, 2015
15:43 (IST)
PM Modi's Pakistan visit "spontaneous", sources tell NDTV
According to sources, PM Modi's Lahore trip was decided today. It came out of PM Modi's phone call to PM Sharif for his birthday this morning. Details of meeting with PM Sharif were being planned till the last minute before take off for Lahore, reports NDTV's Nidhi Razdan.
Dec 25, 2015
15:38 (IST)
PM Modi leaves Kabul
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15:26 (IST)
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Earlier today in Kabul...
Dec 25, 2015
15:08 (IST)
Congress slams PM Modi's Visit
Dec 25, 2015
15:04 (IST)
Nawaz Sharif At Lahore Airport
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reached the Lahore airport to receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Dec 25, 2015
14:24 (IST)
PM Modi meets Hamid Karzai
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14:11 (IST)
Read: Full Text Of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Speech At Afghanistan Parliament
Addressing a joint session of both houses of the Afghan Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, without naming Pakistan, said that "nurseries and sanctuaries of terrorism" must be shut.
Dec 25, 2015
14:05 (IST)
Reactions start pouring in
Dec 25, 2015
14:05 (IST)
Lead story now on NDTV


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. Read More.
Dec 25, 2015
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13:43 (IST)
Breaking News: PM Modi Says Looking Forward To Meeting Nawaz Sharif In Lahore Today
PM Narendra Modi tweets 'looking forward to meeting PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore this afternoon, where I will drop by on my way back to Delhi'.


Dec 25, 2015
13:19 (IST)
Read: PM Narendra Modi, In Kabul, Says Terror Must 'No Longer Flow Across The Border'
Afghanistan "will succeed only when terrorism no longer flows across the border", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today in strong message to Pakistan, without naming the country, which is often accused by Kabul of sponsoring the Taliban insurgency.
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12:31 (IST)
"I am confident that hope will return to your homes, laughter in your schools, life in your streets prosperity in your cities," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells Afghan lawmakers.
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12:29 (IST)
PM Modi Invokes Sher Khan From Zanjeer
"Yaari hai iman mera, yaar meri zindagi," Prime Minister Narendra Modi quotes "most famous pathan character from Hindi cinema" - Sher Khan.
Dec 25, 2015
12:28 (IST)
"Afghans are not only fighting for their future but are standing up for all of us and a safer world," Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.

"Every youth in Afghanistan should see a future in which IT stands for information technology, not international terrorism," he says.


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"As Afghans take responsibility for their future, the world must stand with them in solidarity and support," Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.
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12:22 (IST)
"Terror and violence cannot be the instrument to shape Afghanistan's future or dictate the choices Afghans make," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells Afghan lawmakers.
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"India is here to contribute not to compete; to lay the foundations of future, not light the flame of conflict," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

"Afghanistan will succeed only when terrorism no longer flows across the border; when nurseries and sanctuaries of terrorism are shut," he said.


Dec 25, 2015
12:19 (IST)
Afghan Government Welcomes Scholarships Announced By PM Modi
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12:17 (IST)
Afghan lawmakers applaud PM Modi's address in the new Parliament.
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"Despite those who did not want us to be here, we are here because you have faith in us. You never doubted the strength of our friendship," PM Narendra Modi said.

"To every Afghan, who risked or lost his life so that his Indian guest is safe, I convey the eternal gratefulness of India," he said.


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"I stand on behalf of 1.25 billion friends in India in admiration for your achievements in gratitude for your friendship," PM Narendra Modi said.

"In the heart of every Indian and Afghan, there is boundless love for each other," he said.

"Together we have built roads that have brought regions closer; power transmission lines & power stations that light up Afghan homes," he said.


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Monks, merchants and monarchs have linked us through knowledge, culture, religion, commerce and kingdoms: PM Modi
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"Today, I am humbled and honoured to join President Ashraf Gilani and all the Parliamentarians to dedicate this new abode of democracy to the Afghan nation," PM Modi said.

"We could not have chosen a more special day than the birthday of former PM Vajpayeeji who dreamt of this project with Karzai Saheb," he said.

"This building will stand as an enduring symbol of the ties of emotions and values, of affection and aspirations that bind us together," he said.


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"A country with an abiding faith in the tradition of Jirga has chosen democracy, against challenges that would have defeated a lesser people," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kabul.
Dec 25, 2015
11:59 (IST)
'Of poetry and beauty'
A land where legends are born - of poetry and beauty, of valour and honour, of pride and generosity: PM Modi on Afghanistan.



Dec 25, 2015
11:56 (IST)
PM Modi begins his address in the Afghan Parliament
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A binding of democracies. PM Modi with Afghan President and the speakers of the two houses of Parliament.




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Built by India but nurtured by Afghanistan's indomitable faith in its future. PM Narendra Modi arrives at the Afghan Parliament.




Dec 25, 2015
11:26 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the new Parliament building of Afghanistan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates new Afghan Parliament built by India.


Dec 25, 2015
10:26 (IST)
Diplomatic talks over friendly breakfast at Dilkosha Palace




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One-To-One- A Friendly Chat


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Embraced! 'The Strength Of A True Partner'



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A Warm Welcome For PM Modi


PM meets President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani at Presidential Palace Kabul, Afghanistan


Dec 25, 2015
08:29 (IST)
From Russia To Afghanistan- Engagement With Another 'Dost': What's Lined Up

  1. PM Modi will inaugurate the Parliament complex constructed by India at a cost of $90 million
  2. The Prime Minister is also expected to address the Afghan lawmakers.
  3. PM Modi and President Ashraf Ghani are expected to issue a joint statement after holding talks.
  4. Prior to PM's day-long visit, India has delivered three Mi 25 attack helicopters to Afghanistan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Kabul
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