In yet another move, the Pakistan Foreign Office has confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to Pakistan for the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) summit.
It need be mentioned that India had so far boycotted SAARC meeting.
Indian boycott had been on grounds of “cross-border terror attacks”.
The meeting had to be cancelled after several other nations — Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan — also pulled out.
New Delhi’s decision to skip the summit was part of the global campaign to isolate Pakistan after four terrorists struck at an army base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri, killing 18 soldiers.
Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj made it clear that action needs to be taken on terror before any meeting can happen.
Word about the fresh meeting comes days after a terror attack at a prayer hall in Punjab’s Amritsar, in which three people died.>