The Indian premier in a tweet extended his good wishes to Pakistanis. Modi’s greeting come in the midst of tension between India and Pakistan due to recent skirmishes along the Line of Control.
Greetings & good wishes to the people of Pakistan on their Independence Day.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 14, 2015
Earlier in this month, 3 people were killed and at least 22 injured as Indian and Pakistani security forces exchanged fire in across the Working Boundary in Sialkot.
A border ceasefire agreement signed by the neighbours in 2003 has largely held, but both frequently accuse each other of breaching it.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz will visit New Delhi for security talks on August 23, he said on Thursday, in India’s first attempt in months to restart talks.
“I can confirm that I will be going to India on August 23,” Sartaj Aziz told a news conference.
Aziz had said his visit was “not a breakthrough in terms of composite dialogue and all the issues but at least it is an ice breaking on some issues.. and let’s hope it will lead to further more comprehensive dialogue on the other issues between the two countries”.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, in their meeting at Ufa (Russia) in July, had agreed that a meeting of the National Security Advisers (NSAs) would be convened to “discuss all issues connected to terrorism”.