Reminded of a statement he had made soon after the beheading of an Indian solider on the LoC in January that it could not be business as usual with Pakistan, the PM said his meeting with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif indicated a forward movement in normalising bilateral relations.
"I sincerely hope that Nawaz Sharif succeeds. He is the democratically elected PM of a neighboring country. He said all the right things regarding India-Pakistan relations. I sincerely hope that he succeeds in his mission."
The PM said Sharif had denied making derogatory statements attributed to him and that was a no issue.