Modi adopts hawkish stance ahead of polls

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office seeking peace with Pakistan.

In an unprecedented move when he came into power in 2014, he invited then Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other South Asian leaders to his formal swearing-in ceremony and followed this up with an official visit to Islamabad the following year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline 'Modi adopts hawkish stance ahead of polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe