India's new PM meets with leader of rival Pakistan

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Associated Press

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 27 at 1:10 PM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's new prime minister is asking Pakistan to "abide by its commitment" to prevent its territory from being used in terrorism against India and speed up investigations into the 2008 attack in Mumbai.

On his first full day on the job, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (nah-REN'-drah MOH'-dee) met with his Pakistani counterpart and other leaders from the region today. But all eyes were watching the meeting between Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (nah-WAHZ' shah-REEF') for signs of a thaw in the relations between the often-hostile, nuclear-armed neighbors.

After the meeting, Sharif said India and Pakistan share the goal of economic development, which cannot be achieved without peace and stability in the region. Sharif says he told Modi that their country's must "strive to change confrontation into cooperation," adding that accusations and counter-accusations are "counter-productive."

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APPHOTO DEL125: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hand with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif before the start of their meeting in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Analysts say Sharif's visit could signal an easing of tensions between the often-hostile, nuclear-armed neighbors. No details were given about what the two men would discuss, but Modi is likely to ask Pakistan to hasten investigations into the Mumbai attack and put its perpetrators on trial. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup) (27 May 2014)

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APPHOTO DEL108: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hand with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif before the start of their meeting in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Analysts say Sharif's visit could signal an easing of tensions between the often-hostile, nuclear-armed neighbors. No details were given about what the two men would discuss, but Modi is likely to ask Pakistan to hasten investigations into the Mumbai attack and put its perpetrators on trial. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) (15 Mar 2012)

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APPHOTO DEL106: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hand with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif before the start of their meeting in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Analysts say Sharif's visit could signal an easing of tensions between the often-hostile, nuclear-armed neighbors. No details were given about what the two men would discuss, but Modi is likely to ask Pakistan to hasten investigations into the Mumbai attack and put its perpetrators on trial. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) (15 Mar 2012)

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