Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended birthday wishes to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
“Birthday wishes to Pakistan PM Mr Nawaz Sharif. I pray for his long and healthy life,” Modi said in a tweeted.
Last year, the Indian prime minister made a ‘surprise’ stopover in Lahore on the occasion of Nawaz Sharif’s birthday and the wedding of his granddaughter ─ a move that appeared to promise better relations between the neighbouring countries in the coming year.
But the visit was followed by the Pathankot air base attack India blamed Pakistan-based militants for involvement in it.