Kulkarni, who faced an ink attack by Shiv Sena workers for hosting former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri in Mumbai in October, said Modi's Pakistan visit is a 'big thing' in improving bilateral ties. "The PM has taken a courageous step. I welcome it wholeheartedly. This is a big thing. The Modi-Sharif meeting is a big thing", Kulkarni, a former speech-writer of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, told reporters.
"They (Modi and Sharif) are taking a huge step in improving Indo-Pak ties. It is imperative that people of both the countries welcome this development", Kulkarni, who visited Pakistan after Kasuri's Mumbai visit, said.
Referring to Vajpayee's poem 'Hum Jung Na Hone Denge' (We won't let war happen), Kulkarni said ,"Atalji must be a very happy man with Modi visiting Pakistan on his birthday.

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