The Modi-Imran peace line and the cold reality

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New Delhi:

It is heartening that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has responded to virtual Pakistan prime minister designate Imran Khan’s olive branch held out to him by congratulating him on his party’s election victory through a phone call. 

Modi is no stranger to symbolism. He had made an unscheduled halt to meet the then Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on his way back from an overseas trip on December 25, 2015 and broken bread with Nawaz and his family in a spirit of rare bonhomie. Modi’s invitation to Nawaz and other SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation) leaders for his swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi was also an unorthodox way of starting his prime ministerial innings.

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