He underlined the message to Sharif on Pakistan's National Day while greeting him in a letter.

"I have written to Pakistan PM Mr. Nawaz Sharif, conveying my greetings on the National Day of Pakistan," Modi tweeted.


"It is my firm conviction that all outstanding issues can be resolved through bilateral dialogue in an atmosphere free from terror & violence," he said in another tweet.

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The Prime Minister's emphasis on atmosphere free from terror and violence assumes significance as only last week Jammu and Kashmir was hit by two attacks in as many days in Kathua and Samba areas.


The first attack was carried out by terrorists on a police station in Kathua and the next day an army camp was targeted in Samba.

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The attacks are believed to have been carried out by Pakistan-backed terrorists.

India had recently sent its Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Pakistan where he met his counterpart and some political leaders.

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