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India's New Prime Minister Narendra Moda Held Talks With His Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif On Tuesday, With All Eyes Watching The Meeting For Signs Of A Thaw In Relations Between The Often-Hostile, Nuclear-Armed Neighbors. India's Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh Spoke With Reporters About The Meeting ... (Act / Singh) ... Mr. Sarif Said The Meeting Was A Historic Opportunity For Both Our Countries. He Also Said That, As Leaders Each Elected With A Popular Mandate, The Two Men Could Succeed In Turning A New Page In The Often Combative Relations Between Their Countries. In Addition Of His Meeting With The Pakistani Prime Minister Modi Also Met With Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa. South Asia Analyst Rafiq Dossani Of The RAND Corporation Is In India And With VOA's Victor Beattie About Mr. Modi's Meetings With Leaders From Neighboring Countries. He Said The Meetings Surprised Almost Everyone, Were Welcome, And A Very Sensible Thing To Do Right After His Inauguration On Monday .. (Q&A Beattie / Dossani)