Prime Minister Narendra Modi sprang a surprise on Friday as he announced that he would meet his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, in Lahore on his way back from a brief visit to Afghanistan. This will be the third meeting between the PMs 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.
With more than 60 years of independence, Indo-Pak ties have witnessed its share of ups and downs. Here's a look at three former prime ministers who visited Pakistan to boost bilateral relations.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
This story was updated on December 25, 2015, in view of Modi’s surprise decision to visit Lahore.