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India's newly sworn-in Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a meeting in New Delhi on May 27, 2014. The two met again today, this time in Pakistan. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
India's newly sworn-in Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a meeting in New Delhi on May 27, 2014. The two met again today, this time in Pakistan. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
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India's Prime Minister Narenda Modi paid a surprise visit to Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, today. The two met in the eastern city of Lahore, in a hopeful sign of easing tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. The two countries have fought three wars with each other since 1947.

The BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss what this visit could mean for future relations.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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This segment aired on December 25, 2015.

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