PM Modi, Pak President Mamnoon Hussain shake hands at SCO Summit
QINGDAO (China): Amid frosty bilateral relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday exchanged pleasantries after a press conference by the leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
Modi and Hussain were among the leaders who attended the media briefing after culmination of the 18th SCO summit where India and Pakistan participated as full-fledged members.
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The relations between India and Pakistan had strained after an attack on an army camp in Uri by Pakistan-based terror organisations in 2016. The ties took a severe hit post-sentencing of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court in April last year.
India had also boycotted the 19th SAARC Summit after the Uri attack. The summit was called off after Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan also declined to participate in the Islamabad meet. The Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir has also witnessed escalation of hostilities.
India has been raising the issue of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in various multilateral forums with an aim to build pressure on Islamabad to dismantle the terror infrastructure operating from that country.
Modi held nearly half a dozen bilateral meetings with leaders of other SCO countries. However, there was no bilateral meeting between Modi and Hussain.
In his address at the summit, Modi, while referring to situation in Afghanistan, talked about challenge of terrorism and its effects.
In his address, President Hussain exuded confidence that the upcoming general elections in his country will further bolster economic stability in Pakistan.
He said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, has boosted Pakistan's economy.
India has been strongly opposing the CPEC as it goes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Prabhakar-1 day ago
Right step. Japan is not hating America in spite of dropping nuclear bomb. This is the way to move forward.
KONFUCIUS KEN-1 day ago
PM Modi knows where to socially be correct and where to draw a " line" of restriction. Being candid for the nation has no personal agendas and PM Modi does not mix professional duties with personal (social) ethics.
Karthi Keyan-Kanpur-1 day ago-Follow
Pakistan humilited in worldwide. This is Modi Sarkar, diplomatically strong Sarkar, they will face tough time before general election.
Sukumar Kamath-Cloud 9-1 day ago-Follow
More than the handshake, please look into Modiji''s eyes... They are so sharp and giving a clear warning to Pakistan even at the time of handshake....
Rajdeep-Sangrur-23 hours ago-Follow
Modi will do something big before 2019 Elections
Someone With Brain
someone with brain-1 day ago-Follow
This time Fenku did not gave huggs and kisses!!!! What is happening?
sasi tharan-1 day ago-Follow
Modi ji shake hands won''t effect the stand of NDA government ,it''s just for diplomatic visit so modi ji should shake hands with this idiots.
Nawaz-Mumbai-1 day ago-Follow
He must be purified now of course with Gomutr@.
Anil-1 day ago-Follow
PM Modi must take a shower now