25/12/2015 2:49 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:03 PM IST

PM Modi To 'Drop By' Lahore And Meet Nawaz Sharif

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NEW DELHI, INDIA MAY 27: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the swearing-in ceremony of the NDA government in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 27, 1014.(Photo by Yasbant Negi/India Today Group/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- In a major surprise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be flying to Lahore this afternoon, his first touchdown in Pakistan, where he will meet his counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

The announcement came from Modi himself in a tweet as he prepared to wind up his brief visit to Afghanistan.

Earlier this morning, the Prime Minister tweeted greetings to Sharif on his 66th birthday and wished him good health.

The relations between India and Pakistan have witnessed some positive developments after chill for several months. The two countries recently decided to launch a comprehensive dialogue after Modi and Sharif met in Paris.

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