PM Modi, Imran Khan likely to cross paths at United Nations headquarters today 

WION Web Team New Delhi Sep 24, 2019, 06.51 PM(IST)

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Earlier Modi and Khan crossed paths during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit for the first time following Pulwama terror attack.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan could well cross paths with each other at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

As the UN General Assembly session formally opens, at least one occasion could present itself when Modi and Khan would be under the same roof -- an eagerly-awaited optic amid khan's attempt to draw global attention to Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 which Indian government maintains is an internal matter.

That said, while Modi and Khan may chance upon each other at various engagements slated for today, it is speculative at best to assume that the two will confront each other at the United Nations. 

Both Indian prime minister and his Pakistan counterpart would address the UN general assembly on September 27.

Earlier Modi and Khan crossed paths during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek for the first time following Pulwama terror attack. The informal exchange came in the backdrop of Modi’s strong pitch for a regional and global drive to eliminate terrorism.

“The Prime Minister exchanged usual pleasantries with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan in the Leaders’ Lounge,” said a source then. However, the sources said, the interaction did not amount to a meeting or a “pull-aside” and was just an exchange of pleasantries.