Modi’s Pakistan visit makes a splash in US media
Washington: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise stop in Pakistan to meet his counterpart Nawaz Sharif has made quite a splash here, with the US media hailing the significance of his “spontaneous personal diplomacy”. The Wall Street Journal said Modi’s “gesture” was “likely to lend momentum to a tentative reconciliation process between the estranged, nuclear-armed neighbours”. The influential Washington Post said that with his surprise stop in Pakistan, Modi had “pressed the reset button on the blow-hot-blow-cold relationship between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, paving the way for official dialogue to resume next month”. The New York Times said the tense relations between India and Pakistan “have long worried American policy makers, who fear that proxy wars between the two countries could flare into a real one”.