India’s Narendra Modi Gets Upper Hand Over Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif at COP21


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif ahead of climate talks in Paris on Nov. 30, 2015.
The leaders of India and Pakistan shook hands and sat down to talk to each other on Monday on the sidelines of a climate conference in Paris, three months after official talks between their nations broke down amid escalating diplomatic tensions and cross-border violence.

A picture released by the Indian Foreign Ministry on Monday showed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, shaking hands. Mr. Modi offered a double handshake to a smiling Mr. Sharif.

A video, released by Mr. Sharif’s office, also captured the two leaders sitting side by side on a couch, deep in conversation.

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