Govt rejects claims of secret Modi-Sharif meeting in Kathmandu

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 03, 2015 02:58 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu. (PTI File Photo)

Rejecting the claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, secretly in Kathmandu during the SAARC summit in 2014, the ministry of external affairs has said no such meeting took place.

HT had, on Tuesday, first reported that in her debut book, the journalist, Barkha Dutt, has claimed that Modi and Sharif met for an hour last November in Nepal - the meeting, she wrote, was facilitated by Sajjan Jindal, a businessman.

MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup, late on Wednesday night, tweeted, “The report is completely baseless. No such meeting took place in Kathmandu during the SAARC summit.”

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