Lahore - On his way home from Kabul, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flew into Lahore for a surprise meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

During his brief visit, Modi also touched PM Sharif’s mother’s feet as a mark of respect in Hindu culture, an India TV reported.

Modi attended a lunch-cum-dinner at Sharif’s residence at Jati Umrah, when Sharif’s mother also entered the hall where both premiers were holding the meeting along with his other family members, said the TV quoting its sources. “Modi touched the feet of Sharif’s mother.”

At the lunch-cum-dinner, it was reported that Modi’s favourite dish ‘Saag’ was among other vegetarian delicacies prepared for him.

“All dishes, including Saag, daal and vegetable food, were cooked in desi ghee,” a source in the Jati Umra told PTI.

He said Kashmiri tea was presented to the Indian premier. Some 11 members of Modi’s delegation accompanied him to the Jati Umrah who were issued a 72-hour visa.

Tweeting about his visit to Pakistan, especially on Sharif’s birthday, Modi said that he was touched by the Pakistani premier’s gesture of receiving and coming to see him off at the airport.