Cold vibes gave way to rare warmth on Thursday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif shook hands twice during the course of the day at the 18th Saarc summit, helping the eight-nation regional forum salvage a last-minute deal on sharing electricity.
The two leaders exchanged pleasantries during a retreat at the concluding day of the two-day summit.
At the opening session the day before, Modi and Sharif didn’t exchange a word, let alone shake hands, despite sitting two seats apart at the dais for nearly three hours. Modi, who gave a forceful maiden speech at the summit on the need for seamless connectivity, met held one-to-one talks with every Saarc leader except Sharif.
Here are some of the moments captured between Modi and Sharif at the Saarc summit in Kathmandu, Nepal.