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Masterstroke or hasty move?How Twitter reacted to Modi’s Pak visit

PM Modi is meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday at the Lahore airport.

india Updated: Dec 25, 2015 19:50 IST
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PM Modi is meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday at the Lahore airport.
PM Modi is meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday at the Lahore airport.(ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took everyone by surprise by tweeting that he would make a pit stop at Lahore to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his way back home from a brief visit to Afghanistan.

Modi is meeting Sharif on his birthday at the Lahore airport.

He also wished Sharif over the phone which was made evident by another tweet:

This is Modi’s first visit to Pakistan after coming to power last year and the third one between the two prime ministers since their talks on the margins of the SCO Summit in the Russian city of Ufa in July, marking an uptick in high-level bilateral contacts following a prolonged freeze in ties.

His announcement of the surprise visit garnered mixed reactions on Twitter: