NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif comes to see Indian premier Narendra Modi in New Delhi for the much-anticipated respective meeting.
In the period of time a little could be achieved in a 30-minute meeting between Sharif and Modi at the Hyderabad House, it’s the gesture and the optics that are more important. At In fact, never in the history of independent India at Pakistani PM or other foreign leaders have been asked over to go to the swearing in of any Indian PM.
Modi’s meeting with other South Asian leaders who went to his oath-taking ceremony are scheduled to survive for 25 minutes, his meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Nawaz will take 35 minutes apiece.
The instantaneous, Pakistani expectation is that the encounter will eventually pave way for the recommencement of the stalled peace process between the two nuclear-armed nations.