Nawaz Sharif killed Indian soldiers, Narendra Modi called him `Man of Peace`: Shakeel Ahmad

The act of India`s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif has not gone down well with Congress.

Last Updated: May 28, 2014, 09:41 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The act of India`s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif has not gone down well with Congress.

On Wednesday, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad said hit out at Modi for calling Sharif, responsible for killing of India`s soldiers in Kargil, a "Man of Peace".

Expert have hailed Modi`s decision for holding talks with Sharif, while some opined that the step won`t thaw ties between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours.

The first meeting between Modi, who assumed charge earlier in the day on Tuesday and Sharif was held at Hyderabad House here with the two sides agreeing that their foreign secretaries will be in touch to discuss the future roadmap for talks.
Modi clearly articulated India`s concerns on terrorism at the meeting which was described as a "good, substantive and constructive" meeting by Indian officials.

Sharif, who interacted with media before going back to Islamabad, said he had "a very good meeting" with Modi and it was time to open "a new page" in bilateral relationship.