Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek on Friday. This comes just a day after PM Modi avoided any confrontation with the Pakistan Prime Minister.
According to sources, Modi and Imran exchanged usual pleasantries in the Leaders' Lounge on Day 2 of the SCO Summit. The brief exchange, however, just went on for a few seconds.
Earlier on Thursday, both the leaders were sitting a few seats apart at the dinner in the Kyrgyz capital. However, both of them didn't exchange any pleasantries even as they greeted other world leaders at the multilateral engagement.
In a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the issue of cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan. He underlined the need for Pakistan to take concrete action in order to create an atmosphere free of terror for the resumption of dialogue.