'Modi's call to Sharif shows effort to break deadlock in ties'
February 13, 2015  16:33
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in what is being seen here as an effort to revive the suspended diplomatic dialogue.

Prime Minister Modi telephoned Sharif and other heads of the SAARC nations participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup and conveyed best wishes for the showpiece event. Modi said he would be sending country's new Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on a 'SAARC Yatra' to "further strengthen our ties".

Modi's telephonic call to Sharif today came hours after US President Barack Obama spoke with the Pakistani Premier. Prime Minister Modi's call to Sharif and the announcement to send the foreign secretary shows that he is now ready to move ahead, a senior Pakistani government official told PTI on condition of anonymity.
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