After many somersaults, talks fall in place again

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It was certainly not the ‘chance’ meeting in full public glare between Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the climate talks in Paris on November 30 that had paved the way, first for the top secret Bangkok talks between the national security advisers of the two countries on December 6 and then the surprise foreign ministers’ level bilateral talks on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia conference in Islamabad on December 9.