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Personally touched by Sharif’s welcome: PM Narendra Modi

He also termed as "very touching" Sharif's affection towards BJP veteran and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, right, meets Indian counterpart Narendra Modi (Source: Press Information Department via AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he was personally touched by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s gesture of welcoming him at the airport and also seeing him off.

“Am personally touched by Nawaz Sharif Sahab’s gesture of welcoming me at Lahore airport and coming to the airport when I left,” Modi said in a tweet after returning to New Delhi.

He also termed as “very touching” Sharif’s affection towards BJP veteran and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

“He (Sharif) recalled their interactions & asked me to convey his regards to Atal ji,” Modi said in another tweet.

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Modi, who sprang a surprise by making a sudden stopover in Lahore on his return to New Delhi from Kabul, said he had a spent a warm evening with the Sharif family at their family home.

“Nawaz Sahab’s birthday & granddaughter’s marriage made it a double celebration,” he added.