Foreign policy

Diplomatic surprise

Print edition : June 27, 2014

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi on May 26. Also seen are (from right) Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari. Photo: ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

The invitation to the Pakistan Prime Minister to attend the swearing-in of Narendra Modi may have been a diplomatic coup but Nawaz Sharif agreed to come as he was looking for something more substantial than a photo-op.
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