Indian leader visits Pakistan in move to ease tense relations

December 25, 2015 9:09 PM

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Indian leader visits Pakistan in move to ease tense relations

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — It started with a private phone call by India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan to wish him a happy birthday.

That burst of personal diplomacy Friday led to Modi’s sudden visit with Sharif in the Pakistani city of Lahore, taking both countries — and the world — by surprise. It was the first visit to this country by an Indian premier in more than a decade of tense relations between the nuclear-armed enemy ne...

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