Kathmandu, Nov 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to speak on the issue of terrorism on Wednesday, which marks the sixth anniversary of the deadly terror terror strike in Mumbai that killed over 160 people, at the Saarc Summit. [18th Saarc Summit begins in Kathmandu]
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be present on the occasion and is likely to address in his own address. [26/11 probe: Some questions remain unanswered]
Modi is likely to raise the issue of cross-border terrorism and highlight the Mumbai attacks in particular. [India seeks collective response to terrorism]
On Tuesday, sources in the Ministry of External Affairs said, according to TV reports, that meeting the Pakistani prime minister was not on Modi's formal agenda at the multilateral meet.
The MEA also said that the "exchange of courtesies" between Minister of Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Adviser to PM Sharif Sartaj Aziz should not be seen as a meeting. [Aziz stresses regional co-operation strategy at Saarc]