Got betrayal from Pakistan despite extending a hand of friendship: PM Modi

WION New Delhi, India Dec 22, 2019, 07.18 PM(IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

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PM Modi, during his first term, had made a number of attempts to make peace with Pakistan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday has said that despite extending a "hand of friendship" India has got "betrayal" from Pakistan.

While speaking at a rally in the national capital, PM said, "I invited Pakistan's PM for oath-taking ceremony in 2014. We had extended a hand of friendship towards Pakistan. I visited Lahore, but we got betrayal".

PM Modi, during his first term, had made a number of attempts to make peace with Pakistan, including sending an invite to the then Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif for his oath-taking ceremony in 2014. He also made an unannounced visit to Lahore on December 25, 2015, to meet Sharif. 

Followed a series of terror attacks in India - Pathankot airbase attack on January 2 2016; an attack on an Army camp in Uri in August 2016 and the deadly Pulwama attack on February 14, 2019, by Pakistan-based, UN-listed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed - ties between the two nations snapped. 

India has been calling on Pakistan to crack down on the terror groups based on its territory and take immediate, irreversible action against them.