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India elections: Modi-Sharif handshake 'a shock'

27 May 2014 Last updated at 09:49 BST

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his first day in office.

The men shook hands and smiled before a meeting lasting just under an hour.

Mr Sharif attended Mr Modi's swearing-in on Monday, amid hopes of a thaw in relations between the rivals who have fought three wars since independence.

The BBC's Nitin Srivastava in Delhi explains.

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