Modi Sharif meeting Russia Ufa SCO Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa, Russia on 10 July, 2015.IANS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Pakistani counterpart in the Russian city of Ufa on Friday on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, and they reportedly discussed terrorism among other topics on the agenda during the bilateral talks.

According to a Times Now report, Modi also discussed the release of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, from a Pakistani jail during over an hour-long talks.

Modi has also reportedly urged Sharif to act against Lakhvi so as to maintain a peaceful and friendly relation between the neighbouring nations.

The Indian Prime Minister also raised the issue of constant ceasefire violation along the LoC by the Pakistani Army.

On Thursday, one BSF personnel was killed when Pakistani troops opened fire on the Indian side of of the LoC in Nowgam sector of North Kashmir's Kupwara district.

They further talked about ways to boost trade between the two nations.


12:02 pm: Also after years of unclear delays, first time Pakistan has promised to expedite Mumbai attack trials, ANI quotes BJP National Spokesperson M J Akbar as saying on Modi-Sharif meeting in Russia.

12 pm: 

11:58 am: Sharif invited PM Modi to visit Pakistan for SAARC summit in 2016. The Indian PM accepted invitation.

11: 57 am: Both the leaders agreed on releasing fishermen jailed in both nations, along with their boats, within 15 days.

11:56 am: A mechanism for facilitating religious tourism was also discussed upon, ANI quotes Jaishankar as saying.

11: 56 am: Both the sides agreed to discuss and expedite the Mumbai attack trials, said Jaishankar, according to ANI.

11:54 am: Early meets of DG BSF & DG Pak Rangers followed by a meeting of DGMOs were decided upon, including additional information like providing voice samples, ANI quotes Indian Foreign Secy S Jaishankar as saying.

11:54 am: Both the leaders agreed on a meeting in Delhi between two NSAs to discuss all issues connected to terrorism, added S Jaishankar.

11:53 am: 

11:52 am: Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar held joint press meet for briefing on Modi-Sharif meeting begins.

11:21 am: MEA will hold a press conference shortly to give details on the Modi-Sharif bilateral talks.

11 am:

10:56 am:

This is the second bilateral meeting between Modi and Sharif, who held talks during the Indian PM's swearing-in ceremony in May, last year.

After the meeting, both the leaders will attend the SCO summit. India is expected to become a permanent member of the six-nation group of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. India, at present, has the status of an observer in the SCO.

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